Fava Bean Hummus

fava beans

In this hummus variation, fava beans take center stage to make a tasty spread or veggie dip.

1 cup fava beans (removed from pods and blanched and peeled)
1 bunch garlic scapes, roasted
4 tablespoons olive oil
Lemon juice to taste (optional)
Salt to taste
Basil to taste (optional)

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Place garlic scapes on a cookie sheet with a little bit of oil and roast for about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them cool down.

Once scapes are cool, place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse till combined. If you use a blender, you may need more oil to make the consistency smooth. You can also add a sprig or two of basil as you blend for extra flavor.