Garlic scapes are the flower stalks of a garlic plant before the flower opens. Use these tasty little curly Q’s the same as you would garlic bulbs, without having to wait for the bulbs to be ready to harvest. Consider them a preview of how lovely your garlic will be!
You will need:
6 garlic scapes, washed and chopped
1 can chickpeas, (reserve liquid when draining)
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup tahini
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients except chickpea liquid in food processor or blender and combine until it becomes a thick paste. If it seems to be too dry, add a small amount of chickpea liquid and blend again. Continue this until mixture is a thick, wet paste.
Serve with your favorite dipping item. Suggestions: carrot sticks, celery sticks, pepper slices, pretzels, pita bread, corn chips, tortillas, or whatever you like! You can use it for a healthy alternative to butter or mayonnaise on bagels and sandwiches. Get creative!