Sauteed Spinach with Ramps, Garlic Scapes, & Lemon


Nothing makes me happier than a recipe that embraces seasonal, simple cooking and inspired by the farmers market. Garilc scapes (it’s like a scallion that tastes like garlic) and ramps (another variation of a spring onion) are a bit uncommon. For me, it’s the sign that spring is really here, and the bounty of produce that comes in late spring and early summer is here! I highly recommend trying to get to a market and try these out with the super simple recipe. If you can’t find them, you can also replace them with some scallions and garlic.

Sauteed Spinach with Ramps, Garlic Scapes, & Lemon
Makes 4 small servings

  • 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 5 ounces spinach

  • 1 small bunch ramps, diced

  • 1/2 small bunch garlic scapes, diced

  • juice of 1/2 lemon

  • sea salt and pepper, to taste

Heat a large saute pan over low to medium heat. Add in olive oil (enough to generously coat the bottom of the pan) and spinach. It’s okay if the spinach stacks on itself a bit. Saute until slightly wilted, about 3 minutes. Add in ramps and scapes and continue to saute until the spinach is quite wilted and just beginning to brown, about 5 more minutes. Add in lemon juice, sea salt, and pepper. Serve.

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