Green Beans with Garlic Scapes Aioli

Green Beans with Garlic Scapes Aioli

  • Author: Kristen Stevens | The Endless Meal
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


If you are looking for the perfect side dish, these Green Beans with Garlic Scapes Aioli are it! They are so delicious and easy to make. You’ll love them!



For the garlic scapes aioli:

  • 1 large egg, at room temperature (see note for a vegan option)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ cup neutral flavoured oil (I like grape seed)
  • ¼ cup finely minced garlic scapes
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely minced
  • A pinch of sea salt, to taste

For the green beans:

  • 1 lb. green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


For the garlic scapes aioli:

  1. The aioli is best prepared a few hours in advance and left to sit in the fridge, covered, so the flavours can develop.
  2. Separate the room temperature egg and place the egg yolk in a small bowl with high sides. Discard of use the egg white for another purpose. Whisk in the fresh squeezed lemon juice.
  3. Slowly, a few drops at a time, whisk in the oil. Once the aioli starts to thicken you can begin the pour the oil in a little faster. If the oil starts to build up at all stop pouring and whisk briskly to incorporate it. Continue until all the oil has been incorporated and the aioli is nice and thick.
  4. Add the garlic scapes and finely minced garlic and stir together well. Season to taste with sea salt.

For the green beans:

  1. Set the oven to broil at 420 degrees and place the oven rack on the top shelf. If you cannot control the temperature of broil in your oven then move the oven rack to the second from the top position and keep a closer eye on the beans. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Place the green beans on the prepared baking tray and drizzle them with the olive oil. Broil in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until they just start to brown. There’s no need to turn them as they’re best (I think!) when they brown only on one side.
  3. Serve the beans with the garlic scapes aioli on the side or drizzled over top.


*For a vegan aioli start with a good quality vegan mayonnaise (Vegenaise works great) and then add the lemon juice, garlic scapes, garlic and sea salt.