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Garlic Scapes Hummus Spread

by ADMIN on JULY 25, 2011

This hummus spread has a nice bite from the garlic scapes that’s balanced nicely by the savory, smooth chickpeas. It makes a wonderful spread for a sandwich condiment, spread for crackers, dip for pretzels, or even a nice topping for chicken or pasta.

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You may be wondering: what in the world is a garlic scape? These long green tendrils are the stalks of garlic plants – they shoot up while the garlic is growing underground. The farmer will typically chop these stalks off so that more energy goes into growing the garlic bulb.

These scallion-like shoots have a garlic flavor that’s less pungent than a clove and makes a great addition to a stir fry, a pesto sauce, or even chopped and sprinkled on a fresh salad. Garlic Scapes Hummus Spread Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Serves: 15 A savory spread with the muted bite of garlic balanced with smooth chickpeas.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup garlic scapes, chopped

  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, rinsed and drained

  • ⅓ cup pine nuts (or walnuts)

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 tsp grated lemon rind

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Blend together garlic scapes, pine nuts, olive oil, lemon rind, salt and cayenne in a food processor until slightly chunky.

  2. Add chickpeas and process until smooth - you can leave some small chunks of chickpeas for texture.

  3. Enjoy on sandwiches, crackers, chicken, pasta, or as a dip for pretzels or chips!


Enjoy!

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