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Garlic Scape & Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

What’s a Garlic Scape? They are garlic shoots & flowers that take energy away from a garlic plants’ bulb growing efforts, so farmers cut them off to help their plants focus on growing big bulbs…which become the very familiar garlic cloves! They are so delicious, and very garlicky!! Use them in any recipe calling for garlic: stir frys, pesto, pasta, etc.

What you need:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 bunch garlic scapes, roughly chopped
  • 1 avocado, pit and skin removed
  • 1 lemon, juice & zest
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of honey
  • Optional, a handful of fresh herbs
  • A glug of oil for consistency

Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blitz until smooth. It’s that simple. Season to taste. 

Serve as a salad dressing or use as a dip on a snack platter. 

Store in the fridge for up to 5 days. To keep the surface from browning, seal with plastic wrap right on top of the surface of the dressing. This will prevent air from oxidizing the avocado.