White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip

White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip

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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.

Adapted from nytimes.com.

White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip


  1. Oh Joy!! This looks so good!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned!

  2. 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?

    • Hi Julia, thanks for coming by. I found my garlic scapes at a local farm stand in Vermont, they are also available at farmers’ markets and from anyone who grows garlic. Hope you are able to find some and can give this a try and enjoy!

  3. Your White Bean and Garlic Scape Dip looks delicious, i love the combination. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Hi Jamie, this dip is indeed a wonderful use for garlic plants, the garlic scape is the stem and bud, before it flowers, and is absolutely delicious!

  4. I could make a complete meal out of this dip! We love hummus, so I’m certain this white bean dip would be a hit with us too!

  5. This is a perfect dip for us. my hubs and I love garlic! soon we will have the scapes in our garden. I am saving this recipe for a lovely fall dip. It looks so good!

    • 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!

    • Hi Kait, garlic scapes are indeed so good! I’ve not seen them in stores either, I found mine at a local farm stand, you can also find them at farmers’ markets. Hope you are able to get ahold of some and enjoy!

  6. I’ve never used garlic scapes before in my cooking, but I am intrigued! This dip looks so refreshing and delicious!

  7. garlic scapes are my favorite summer find this year. I have a few more hanging around so I’m excited to give this dip a try. It sounds like a wonderful snack w/ some toasted pita!

  8. I could literally eat this all day long. And your recipe looks pretty dang healthy – I just printed, am going to try this week to keep around for snacking, thanks!

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