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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adapted from nytimes.com.