Hummus is one of healthier dips to make and it is so easy to make with a food processor. Simply add the ingredients and drizzle in olive oil through the top spout while it is running. While Tahini is the traditional ingredient in hummus, it isn't necessary,
I have been delighted to have garlic scapes available at the market for the past five years. l. They are the flower stalk of the garlic plant which needs to be removed from the plant so more energy can go into growing the bulb versus developing seeds if you let it flower. Up until five years ago when I started seeing them at the farmers' markets, they were thought of something that got composted. Fortunately, the farmers have discovered it's garlicky goodness and now sell it instead of adding it to the compost pile.
Garlic Scape & Chive Hummus
by Inspired by the Seasons
- 1 15.5 oz can of chickpeas
- 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 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.