Garlic Scape Pesto Hummus Dip

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garlic scape pesto hummus dip

Ingredients

1-2 cups garlic scapes
Juice from 1-1 ½ lemons 1 can chickpeas, drained.
1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt

 

2-3 cups “tender” greens such as spinach, arugula, spicy greens mix
½ cup finely grated parmesan or romano cheese
½ cup pine nuts

Method
  1. Cut and remove tops from 1-2 cups of scapes and reserve as decorations; cut scapes in 2” lengths.
  2.  Process with olive oil in a food processor until finely chopped.
  3.   Add drained chickpeas, lemon juice cayenne pepper and salt to taste.
  4.  Process until chickpeas are finely ground.
  5.  Add 2-3 cups spinach, spicy greens or arugula, whatever you have. Process until finely ground and well integrated into the sauce.
  6. Add parmesan cheese and pine nuts.  Process until finely ground and well integrated.

 Serve as…

  1. A dip with crunchy vegetables, crackers, or rye crisps
  2. A a pesto sauce on pasta or as a base sauce on homemade pizza
  3. A topper, spread on fish or chicken and bake!