My latest garden adventure involves garlic scape hummus. I planted a few hardneck garlic varieties last fall not realizing that they would sprout these lovely curly scapes in June/July!
By harvesting the scape the energy the plant dedicates to flower production is diverted back into garlic bulb production. You trim the scape off close to the leaves before the it flowers – savingthe softest part of the scape to chop and enjoy!
It doesn’t take a lot to give this hummus quite the garlicky bite!
What can you make with garlic scapes?
- Garlic scapes can be used just like the cloves, so sauté them into any dish that you’d add garlic
- Pesto – add a handful of chopped scapes instead of a garlic clove
- Soups – add these to your soup base and you’ll get great garlic flavor
- Chop and freeze them! Pull them out whenever you need a garlic boost!
- 1/4 - 1/3 cup chopped garlic scapes
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt plus more to taste
- top with fresh chopped herbs
- crackers and/or veggies for dipping
In a food processor, pulse garlic scapes, lemon juice and salt.
Add chickpeas and blend until smooth adding olive oil as you go.
Top with herbs and spices such as dill and sumac.