Scapes are in season, and this delectable-looking hummus from The Brown-Eyed Baker (thanks to Main Street Farms' Pinterest Board for the link!) has got us wanting to leave work early and go picnicking.
WHITE BEAN AND GARLIC SCAPE HUMMUS
yield: 6 to 8 servings
prep time: 15 minutes
total time: 15 minutes
1/3 cup sliced garlic scapes
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon sea salt
Ground black pepper (to taste)
1 can (15-ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
¼ cup olive oil
1. In the bowl of a food processor, process the garlic scapes, lemon juice, sea salt and black pepper until finely chopped, scraping the sides as needed.
2. Add the beans and process to a rough puree (the beans will be just about completely mashed).
3. With the machine running, slowly pour in the olive oil and process until smooth. Check the consistency; if it is still thick and paste-like, you can add 2 or 3 tablespoons of water to thin it out a bit. Taste, and add more salt and pepper, if desired. Serve with your favorite vegetables, pita chips, etc.