Garlic Scapes and White Bean Hummus with Pita Chips

I had some scapes leftover from the pesto I made the other day. As I ate the pesto with the pasta and white beans, I thought about how this flavor combo would make a good hummus. I had some leftover pita sitting in the freezer from a few weeks ago that was begging to be turned in to some pita chips. I figured it would be a good after-school snack for the kids when they got home from school.

I was right – it turned out to be perfect.

Garlic Scapes and White Bean Hummus

5-6 garlic scapes
1 can white beans
1-2 tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. thyme
ground pepper
1.5 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil

Place everything in a food processor and go to town! It’s that easy! Seriously!



Pita Chips

Pita (I used around 10)
1/2 cup olive oil (approx.  – depends on amount of pita)
1 tsp. sea salt
fresh ground pepper
assorted herbs (half of mine were zaatar, half had a garlic/thyme mixture)

Preaheat oven to 400.

Cut pita in to wedges.

In a small bowl, mix the olive oil with the spices of your choosing.

Brush the pita triangles with the oil mixture. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet


Bake for around 7-8 minutes or so.

Cool pita chips for a few minutes and serve. Enjoy!


About Hindy Garfinkel
  • j

    I love pita chips and am always looking for something other than hummus to dip them in. this looks great!

  • thisamericanbite

    I love experimenting with hummus recipes!

  • Tgenger Genger

    I just got some scapes from the CSA and I love White Bean Dip, will definitely make this. I also got some green garlic, any suggestions for that?

  • Hindy

    This article from the NY Times has some wonderful recipes!

  • Alessandra

    Looks yummy!

  • RonnieVFein

    I’ve never actually used garlic scapes. Thanks for this!

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