White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip

Creamy and delicious with a wonderful garlicky kick, this White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip is great for a summer party or a healthy snack anytime.

White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip

Garlic Scapes

I love garlic scapes. Garlic scapes are the flower bud of the garlic plant. They are similar in taste to the garlic bulb. However, they are more subtle and a little bit milder. They are absolutely delicious.

I had some garlic scapes left over from making my Green Bean and Radish Salad with Garlic Scape & Mustard Vinaigrette. So, I decided to make this White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip from a recipe I had come across at nytimes.com.


White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip

I thought the garlic scapes would be a nice complement to the white beans and that the dip would be similar in texture to hummus, which is a family favorite.

All of that turned out to be the case. This White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip is so good and easy to make too. The only change I made was to omit the water added at the end. I liked the texture of the dip without the water, it is indeed similar to hummus.

White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip

A Flavorful Dip

The garlic flavor really comes through in this dip. My husband and I both enjoyed the amount of garlic flavor in this White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip. However, it was a bit too strong for my kids’ tastes. If you prefer a less strong garlic flavor, start with just adding one garlic scape to the dip mixture, taste and add more if desired.

White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip

The garlic scape has a distinct flavor all it’s own, kind of like a cross between a garlic bulb and green onions. A combination of garlic bulb and green onions would be a good substitute for the garlic scapes in this dip, when garlic scapes are not available.

White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip

Serve with Flatbread and Crudité

This White Bean and Garlic Scape dip is wonderful served with some toasted flatbread triangles and assorted crudité. It would be perfect for a summer party. This delicious, creamy dip, along with some fresh veggies, is also great for a light meal or healthy snack anytime.

White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 ½ cups

White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip

Creamy and delicious with a wonderful garlicky kick, this White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip is great for a summer party or a healthy snack anytime.

Ingredients

  • 1 (15.5 oz) can Cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup sliced garlic scapes (from about 3-4 scapes)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • additional lemon juice, salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste (optional)
  • additional sliced garlic scapes for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add white beans, garlic scapes, lemon juice, salt and pepper to the bowl of a food processor. Process to combine.
  2. With motor running, slowly add in olive oil. Continue to process until combined and mixture has the texture of a rough puree (similar to hummus).
  3. Season with additional lemon juice, salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, blending to combine.
  4. Spoon dip into a serving bowl or plate, top with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and additional sliced garlic scapes, if desired.

Notes

This dip is wonderful served with toasted flatbread triangles and assorted crudité.

The garlic flavor really comes through in this dip, if you prefer a less strong garlic flavor, start with 1 garlic scape, taste and then add more if desired.

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Adapted from nytimes.com.

White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip

47 comments

  1. Gail says:

    I’ve all but given up finding garlic scapes and I know this dip would be an amazing addition to my table so I am not giving up on it so quickly! When combining green onion and garlic clove as a replacement, should the proportion be equal amount of both?

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      Hi Betsy, garlic scapes look kind of like thick curling green onions, with a bud on top, they are so good! Hope you find some and can give this a try and enjoy!

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