Garlic Scape Hummus: Seasonal Chef Recipe


Tired of the same old chick pea hummus? Now is the time to make a change. Garlic scapes are at the market and ready to be snapped up! Using edamame beans, easily found in the freezer section at the supermarket, renders the most lusciously green and tasty hummus you’ve had in a long time.  Click the highlighted link to read my article about Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scape Hummus

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 3 cups

Garlic Scape Hummus

Bright and tangy is the way to describe this fun and healthy hummus made with edamame beans and raw garlic scapes. Serve cold with crisp pita chips.


  • 1/2 cup garlic scapes, about 2 tendrils
  • 2 cups shelled edamame
  • 1 lemon juiced and zested
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • Extra virgin olive oil, about 1/4 cup
  • Water, about 1/2 cup
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly grated black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon balm, finely chopped (optional)


  1. Rinse the beans and set in a glass bowl. Cover with a damp paper towel and microwave for 2 minutes. Remove paper towel and allow to cool.
  2. Roughly chop the scapes and place in a food processor. Add the cooled edamame, lemon juice, zest, cumin, coriander and 1 teaspoon of salt. Process until you have a thick paste.
  3. With the machine running slowly add the olive oil and then the water until you get the consistency you like in a hummus.
  4. Taste for seasoning and add the chopped lemon balm if desired. Chill before serving.


About Author

Seasonal Chef blogger Maria Reina comes to the world of food as a third career, spending a great portion of her adult life in the field of Human Resources. With her private company Bella Cucina Maria she is a personal chef, caterer and recreational cooking class teacher in Westchester. She's an avid food television watcher and cookbook collector, always looking for a new take on a traditional dish. In her free time she loves hanging out at local farmer's markets, chatting it up with the farmers and doing cooking demos with their seasonal ingredients. In addition to her blog, which is loaded with easy recipes, you can follow her on Facebook (Bella Cucina Maria), Twitter (Bellacucinam), Instagram (Bellacucinam) and Pinterest (Bellacucinam).

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