Garlic Greens

March 19, 2008 | 47 Comments

We found some sprouting garlic in our pantry. We stuck the cloves in a pot of soil.

After a week …

Goat Cheese Log with garlic greens, parsley and walnuts

… is our entry for Jihva for Garlic and Grow Your Own.

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  1. Rachna says:

    :) oh wow…does it taste like chives??? paired with goats cheese must taste yummmmm

    it tastes like garlic chives.

  2. Pooja says:

    Wow ! that’s nice Bee :) .
    The final pic looks beautiful ;;) . btw, who ate that much cheese ?? :laugh:

    i ate all of it. – b.

  3. Nupur says:

    Very clever! I always have garlic sprouting, and will try planting it.
    Ever tried scrambled eggs with garlic greens? Tastes fantastic.

    yes, we have. love it. – b.

  4. Meeta says:

    Looks absolutely lovely. I love goats cheese and make several dips. Recently made one using wild garlic. Have you folks tried that out?

    no. never tried wild garlic. – b.

  5. Chennette says:

    oh, i like garlic sprouts/chives…and they grow so easily too! Nice cheese log!

  6. Asha says:

    Love garlic chives, it grows wildly everywhere here. Great dish to use garlic greens in cheese wheel.
    I didn’t know JIHVA is Garlic at all until now but I will have to give it a miss. I am off blogging from tomorrow until May, see you guys/Jugs then. Will miss ya, hugs! :love:

    have a great time, ash. and see you in may.

  7. This is food porn of the highest order. As for the parsley, uh, never mind. :D

    until a couple of years ago, we hated parsley. now, it’s grown on us. – b.

  8. Suganya says:

    Did it taste like garlic chives with spring onion’s texture?

    it’s taste and texture are exactly like garlic chives.

  9. musical says:

    Love garlic chives, they make cheese so YUMMY! I have had it blended with cream chesee, and this idea of making goat cheese snacks is lovely!

  10. Cynthia says:

    I am definitely getting some goat cheese tomorrow!

  11. Nicole says:

    I have been checking out your site for few weeks and really enjoy the great job you guys are doing. I grow garlic greens all the time-every small inner clove gets stuck among the plants in the kitchen garden. They are great,as showcased, with cheese, as well as salad dressings and in pesto.

  12. Meera says:

    I did the same experiment last year. Thanks for reminding me. I am going to do it again this year. but may I request u guys something? Is it also possible to blog about the recipe of garlic goat cheese? it looks awesome…Thanks.
    oh, also thanks for reminding about Jihva:Garlic. I didn’t know about it.

    no recipe. take the cheese log out of the fridge, roll it in herbs and nuts, and dig in.

  13. kalva says:

    Wow you guys are awesome.. i myself have thrown sprouted onions and arlic.. never ever thought of growing greens from them!! clever!!

  14. dhivya says:

    wow!love the presentation dear:)))looks tempting :yes:

  15. shankari says:

    I am not big on cheese, but your presentation and the garlic greens in it tempts me :drool:

  16. enjay says:

    I lurve garlic chives..they were also the first thing I grew in the US! That log is the most gorgeous thing, Ever.

    *dreaming of roasted scapes*

  17. Linda says:

    Oh, garlic in any way shape or form, hooray! With goat cheese, double hooray!! And I have to thank you for posting this spring-y reminder just when I am starting to plan for my little garden this year :)

  18. Namratha says:

    Wow, that’s a delicious combo…I’ve always wondered what to do with garlic greens, I see them every time I visit the farmer’s market.. now I know :D

  19. Raks says:

    Gorgeous photos! :)

  20. Purnima says:

    Wow..4 last pic n also for attempting to GYO! The log looks incredible n the DUSK pic simply marvelous! Here we get Goat’s cheese flavoured with locally used herbs like Zaatar flavour etc…Lovely post!The first pic too is superbly shot!

  21. ms says:

    I envy you your garlic greens. Aeons ago when i was a student here, in the US, i was suddenly homesick for my moms Undhiyu and the one vital central thing i couldnt find anywhere was green garlic. Gotta get me a pot of earth soon. Thank you for a lovely post

  22. jnirmala says:

    I am fallen for the cheese log pic. Absolutely delightful. So u ate all the cheese Bee ? :fume:

  23. Goat cheese and garlic greens!! :laugh: Love it and such a quick harvest back to the table! :) :horn:
    Great idea! :yes: :D :dance:
    Beautiful pics too! :bow: ;;)
    Love your faces! :angel: :bow: ;;)
    We better go before we annoy you any further… :drool: :yak: :devil: :rofl: :hammer:
    Oh wait, did we do this one yet? :fume:

  24. arundati says:

    love garlic chives….in scrambled eggs, stir fried vegetables and garnishes….they are so flavourful!! the pics are awesome as usual :bow:

  25. sia says:

    OMG!!! so much of goat cheese!!! do u both manage to finish it on time? ;;)
    beautiful pic, i loved the 1st pic of garlic… what a shot!!! atleast to taste garlic greens i should buy couple of garlic bulbs and let them sprout. i already have some mint growing wild and basil and curry plants. now its garlic’s turn :D

  26. Happy Cook says:

    Hey that isindeed clever. I love cheese like these.

  27. saswati says:

    wow gr8 pics Bee!

  28. kartik says:

    Garlic chives curry and Bajra Rotlo is a staple in my wife’s Gujju repertoire. A wonderful, rustic combination.

  29. shilpa says:

    Gorgeous pictures B & J.Never tried these..although we would plant the sprouting onions.

  30. mogra says:

    Thanks for this super idea. I will grow garlic chives. I miss here in US. Never found in Indian store, and frozen garlic sprouts from Korean market does not taste same. Although I use them a lot in different recipes.

    I am garlic fan. My friends use to tease that I will be married in a family where they don’t eat garlic :( , I am happy it didn’t turn out true. My favorite garlic recipe : chop garlic or garlic chives/ green garlic (seasonal in India) and saute in ghee with little salt, eat it with bajari rotala … tastes super….

    Mum use to give for breakfast during winter season.

  31. Homecooked says:

    Wow the goat cheese log looks super delicious and you’ve really got a green thumb :)

  32. Jeanne says:

    Oh wow – I always wondered whether vintage garlic that was sprouting would grow!! Fantastic pics too.

    Btw, I have tagged you guys for a meme:

  33. vanamala says:

    Oh cool… lovely pics

  34. rashmi says:

    i just luv goat cheese ….i tried ur vegan chocolate cupcakes…they turned out to me wonderful..thank u so much for the recipe… :)

  35. Neen says:

    Your garlic is so beautiful! I’m hoping to start a window-sill garden this year… it just seems so amazing to watch your food literally take life in front of you. Thanks for the inspiration!

  36. Vegeyum says:

    That’s fabulous. I love the photo!

  37. Ann says:

    Beautiful photo… and so smart to grow garlic and onion greens for yourself!

  38. deeba says:

    :bow: Fabulous…beautiful & full of flavour. Ooooooooh, would give an arm & a leg to have a go at it right away! :yes:

  39. Jyothsna says:

    Cool idea, I’m going to stick some into the soil too.

  40. mallugirl says:

    i never thot of sticking them in soil! Goat cheese rocks..why bother with the parsley though?:)

  41. raaga says:

    my pantry is always full of sprouting garlic and onions :-) Will try to grow them :-)

  42. Andrea says:

    What a lovely idea for an appetizer. I have some goat cheese in the frig right now…may have to give this one a go right away! Thanks again for sharing your great ideas with us for Grow Your Own!

  43. Madhuram says:

    I came to know about your site very recently. Wow! Excellent collection of exotic recipes, lovely pictures and more and what not? Hats off! Nice work Jai and Bee.

    Reg. the garlic greens, this is the first time I knew about this. I have thrown away sprouted garlic a couple of times, thinking that it’s harmful to consume. Not anymore!

    Thank You.

  44. Madhuram says:

    Thanks for visiting my site, informing about Taste of India and including my site in your blog roll.

  45. Harini says:

    That looks so beautiful (for that matter, all you photographs are of excellent quality!!). I can just imagine it resting on a garlic bread ready to be eaten. :drool:

  46. Shibani says:

    Excellent recipe.How could miss ur posting.I have a small tea party, I am planning to do this.
    Thanks for sharing

  47. arundathi says:

    finally got around to doing this and it worked and i now have garlic greens!! :) am so excited – first time i’ve ever planted and grown anything, which hasn’t died…yet!

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