Green Garlic is garlic that has been harvested before the garlic bulbs have time to mature. It is definitely a spring time only treat, and can be used however you use garlic. Find them all over the place right now at the Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market. I roasted these puppies and put them in simple quesadillas.
Roasted Green Garlic Quesadillas
1 bunch green garlic, rinsed and trimmed
olive oil for drizzling
salt and pepper
4 ounces of your favorite mild cheese
Place green garlic on a foil lined baking pan, and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, then roast in a 400 degree oven for 5 to 7 minutes, turning green garlic once during roasting time. Roughly chop roasted green garlic. Heat 1 tortilla in a pan over medium heat, sprinkling one ounce of cheese over the top of the tortilla. Top with some roasted green garlic and a second tortilla. Once cheese has melted, flip quesadilla over to heat the other side. Turn out onto a plate and cut into quarters. Repeat with more tortillas, cheese, and roasted green garlic. Serve as is, or with a side of salsa. Makes enough green garlic for at least 4 quesadillas.