Garlic Scape Artichoke Hummus
I bought a bag and I really do enjoy them!! I used them in a version of miso soup (that still needs some work) and then decided to try a garlic scape artichoke hummus.
If you’ve been reading for a while, you probably know that almost all of my hummus recipes include artichokes. I don’t know why I love them so much in hummus, but I do. They’re so good! They add a rich, sweet, and bright flavor that can’t be beat. It’s a little more difficult to get the hummus smooth with artichoke hearts though.
This recipe wasn’t my best work. It’s a little too solid after being in the refrigerator and the texture isn’t fabulous but it has amazing flavor. I think it would be wonderful in humnut or in a sandwich. In fact, I’ll probably try both of those!
Garlic Scape Artichoke Hummus, Take 1
- 1/4 cup water
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup chopped garlic scape (about 4 medium)
- 1 9 oz package of thawed and drained artichoke hearts
- 1 15 oz can chick peas, drained and rinsed
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch or black pepper, cumin, or cayenne pepper (or all three)
In a blender combine the water, lemon juice and mustard then blend on a low setting.
Why? The mustard is going to act as an emulsifying agent as you add the fats.
Combine the olive oil and tahini then drizzle in slowly as the blender is still mixing.
Why? This created a creamy suspension that won’t separate.
Next, mix in the garlic scape a little at a time until the mixture is smooth. You may need a spoon to coax your blender along.
Slowly add in alternating handfuls of artichoke hearts and chick peas until everything is incorporated. If you need more moisture, add alternating teaspoons of olive oil and water until it reaches the desired consistency.
Season to taste, mix one more time then pour into a bowl and garnish with parsley, cumin, cayenne and olive oil.
The nightmare that was registering for classes.
This morning my classes opened for enrollment at 8:00. I logged on and started choosing classes, put together my ideal schedule and went back in to change the time of my PE class.
Once that was done (about 8:12) I tried to confirm my schedule…. Oops! two of the classes I “added to my cart” were filled. To get them back I had to change the time of everything and every time I went back in to adjust things another class was filled. It got to the point where my math, bio and chem classes all had just one lecture time left- and each one occurred at about the same time.
I got really nervous. Neither of my parents went to college and nobody told me it was going to be this difficult! I tried calling the student canter but for some reason my it kept telling me the number was unavailable. (Yes, I pressed 1 first!) I tried to call my advisor and that was also unavailable. I finally tried another phone and got through.
I talked to someone and she overrode the centers’ requirements so I could get into all of my classes. Unfortunately, My math and chem still overlap. This is freaking me out. From here, I’m supposed to e-mail the departments to see if I can change the times around so they’re not at the same time. That means I also have to rearrange my bio classes to then rearrange my chem lab and discussion and math class. But it won’t let me “exchange” chem lab for a different time because the lecture is the same so I’m getting an error message that it’s a duplicate class.
Basically I still don’t know what I’m doing. I can’t wait to get this figured out. Scheduling is like a timed Sudoku puzzle- if you change one thing everything else needs to be changed but you have to do it at the speed of light. Arg.
I know everything will work out when I get to campus… At least I hope.