Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Garlic Scape Hummus

I made some hummus (to Tony's delight), but instead of regular garlic, I used minced garlic scapes (which I got from my CSA). Garlic scapes are the curly shoots that come out of the garlic- the farmer cuts it off in order to stimulate growth in the bulb, I've learned... check out this video to see the scape harvest in action. The garlic scapes have a fairly intense garlic flavor (although less so that regular garlic), and nicer green color than regular garlic. You can also make a pesto out of them.
As far as the hummus recipe goes, I used to use Ina Garten's recipe. Now I just kinda eyeball it and throw the basic ingredients in to taste. I also add some olive oil, which she doesn't seem to use.