Green garlic adds a delicate garlicky flavor to spring and early summer dishes. It looks like a slightly overgrown scallion or green onion and has a bulb that is usually white with a slight pink tint. It is pulled by growers when thinning crops and is increasingly grown as a crop in its own right.
To use green garlic, simply trim off the root ends and any tough part of the green leaves. Chop or slice the white and light green leaves and the first few inches of the dark green leaves (as long as they are tender).