Recipe of the Week - Garlic Scape & Chive Hummus
Posted on July 03, 2019 | Recipe
Have you spotted curly bunches of garlic scapes at market? These slender green flower stems are a win-win for you and the farmer! Picking them off the garlic plant encourages hearty bulb growth underneath the ground and to boot they are a delicious garlic-y ingredient to cook with in late spring and early summer. We love pureeing them into pestos and dips - like this hummus recipe from Inspired by the Seasons.
- 1 15.5 oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 T lemon juice
- 6 garlic scapes, about 1/4 c chopped
- 1 T fresh chives
- 1/2 c olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
Into the bowl of your food processor, add the chickpeas, chives, scapes, lemon juice and 1 T of the olive oil and pulse until finely chopped. Add salt & cayenne if using and slowly drizzle in olive oil.
You can start with 1/4 cup and then add more to reach a dip like consistency. Serve with pita chips or sliced vegetables. If you can, wait until after it has had a day in the refrigerator for enhanced flavor.