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Homemade Hummus with Garlic Scapes

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This Homemade Hummus with Garlic Scapes recipe is a healthy snack or appetizer the whole family will love!  


Garlic scapes, a Farmer's Market favorite, will add another depth of flavor to your homemade hummus! Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free


I look forward to garlic scape season every year. 

In case you’re not familiar with garlic scapes, they’re the curly green stalks that grow on garlic plants. They’re cut from the plant in early summer to allow the garlic bulb to develop fully…if left on, they divert the plant’s strength, and the bulb will be smaller. 

You can chop them up and use them in salads, or sauté them with any dish in which you would normally use garlic. 

But my favorite way to use them is in homemade hummus and pesto!

Today I’m sharing my recipe for Garlic Scape Hummus. 

We are big hummus fans here. My husband is half Lebanese so it’s a staple in our house. During the school year, my daughter takes hummus with cut up vegetables every single day (and has for years)…I kid you not. 

I’ve made several varieties of hummus…Cannellini Bean and Mint Hummus, Cannellini Bean and Parsley HummusCurried Green Onion Hummus…but this might be my favorite one yet.  You be the judge.  Try them all and tell me how you like them!

Homemade Hummus with Garlic Scapes

Homemade hummus is very easy to make. All you have to do is add all the ingredients to a food processor and give it a whirl. That’s it. It’s probably one of the easiest snacks or appetizers you will ever make. Plus it’s healthy as well, offering potential benefits like lowering your cholesterol and reducing your cancer risk, among other things.

If you like homemade hummus, you are going to love this recipe…I promise!


Homemade Hummus with garlic scapes...garlic scapes add another dimension of flavor to this healthy favorite! Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free

Homemade Hummus with Garlic Scapes...this healthy appetizer is vegetarian, vegan and gluten free.

Garlic Scape Hummus with cut vegetables

Garlic Scape Hummus

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Homemade Hummus with Garlic Scapes, a healthy snack or appetizer recipe the whole family will love! Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free.


  • 3 15.5 oz cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup garlic scapes, chopped
  • 3/4 cup tahini
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  1. In a food processor, chop garlic scapes
  2. Combine chickpeas, tahini, and lemon juice with garlic scapes, and process.
  3. Your mixture will be fairly thick. Add water and process again.
  4. Slowly add olive oil while continuing to blend.
  5. Add cumin and sea salt, and blend one more time.


If you have extra, hummus can be frozen.

When I make homemade hummus for snacking, I often freeze the extra. I just add a very thin layer of olive oil to the top before freezing. Have you ever made homemade hummus? What’s your favorite flavor?  

Homemade Hummus with Garlic Scapes, a healthy snack or appetizer recipe the whole family will love! Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free 




Tuesday 18th of July 2023

Made this and it is delicious. How long will it keep in the fridge before needing to freeze.


Wednesday 9th of August 2023

Hi Kathy! Homemade hummus will last 3-4 days in the fridge. Great question!


Monday 27th of July 2015

So extra can be frozen, huh? Well, I can promise you Michelle, there won't extra. That bowl will be licked clean. :)

Michelle Nahom

Monday 27th of July 2015

Haha! I actually have to take some out of each batch and put it in the freezer or it would all be gone! I am hoping they still have garlic scapes this week at the farm or the farmer's market. My husband went last week and came home with no scapes, and I was so bummed. Then he told me they had them, he just didn't choose them this week. WHAT?!!! I need to go to the farm myself. LOL

Melissa Vera

Monday 6th of July 2015

I have never had garlic hummus before. This looks yummy. Thank you for sharing this on the #HomeMattersParty and I hope you will come back and share again.


Monday 6th of July 2015

This is so good Michelle!! You know how much I love garlics..but using garlic scapes in hummus is a wonderful idea .. Can't wait to try this soon :) Thanks so much for joining us at #SaucySaturdays


Saturday 4th of July 2015

I just got garlic scapes for the first time yesterday! My cashier was like, "What are these?!" There was some confusion. The man behind me was annoyed. But I've been seeing them around the blogosphere and I was sufficiently intrigued. So happy to have a recipe for them now! See how the universe works? Thanks for linking up to #SaucySaturdays.

Michelle Nahom

Sunday 5th of July 2015

I absolutely love garlic can use them in so many ways! I just updated the pictures on my garlic scape pesto recipe as well. I hope you enjoy them!

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