Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Garlic Scape & White Bean Dip

scape dip


I saw this gorgeous dip on ZESTED and had to make it, but what are scapes?

I found out and I will love them forever.

Scapes are garlic shoots, and are lighter and fresher than the sometimes harsh, redolent taste of regular garlic.



Though they were all over the markets in the late spring, I was happy to find them at my farmers' market last weekend, and the rest is history.

I used them in scrambled eggs, as a garnish for my artichoke tapenade, and in this wonderful dip.

I served them on crostini (what else?) and put some rolled Genoa salami florets on top.



They don't give you bad breath, and they are very pretty just decorating the plate!
What a bonus!



Garlic Scape & White Bean Dip: (adapted from Zested & The NY Times)

1/3 cup sliced garlic scapes (3 to 4)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, more to taste
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt, more to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup good extra virgin olive oil, more for drizzling

In a food processor, process garlic scapes with lemon juice, salt and pepper until finely chopped. Add beans and process to a rough purée.



With motor running, slowly drizzle olive oil through feed tube and process until fairly smooth. Pulse in 2 or 3 tablespoons water, or more, until mixture is the consistency of a dip. Add more salt, pepper and/or lemon juice, if desired.




Serve dip drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with coarsely ground salt and pepper.



14 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Having made this, I know this is a yummy recipe, but your little salami pieces take it over the top.

Debi said...

Late in the season for garlic scapes, but I too found them last weekend at the farmer's market. This recipe is a great little appetizer!

Anonymous said...

Not only do they look sensational but the centerpiece is absolutely
beautiful!!!
mil

Proud Italian Cook said...

Are you kidding me? You and I both posted white bean today!... Awesome app, loving the salami idea!!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

You know that this will be added to my antipaso Fridays! So simple and gorgeous. Love the candle with the flowers, too. I haven't seen scapes in my area, but I'm going to ask around at Farmer's Markets and Whole Foods.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Looks great and it's an easy recipe to make. Will be on the lookout for garlic scrapes now!
Ramona

lisa said...

I'm jealous. I never find garlic scapes here!

Dana said...

Garlic scapes are all over our farmer's markets and I haven't bought them yet because I haven't quite known what to do with them. This is a great first step.

myblissfulbites said...

What a delicious and simple appetizer! Thanks for sharing!

the ungourmet said...

I love garlic scapes, especially grilled!

Your recipe looks mighty good! I could go for this for my lunch today!

kat said...

Aren't scapes just the best? We got a lot of use out of them this year too.

Patsyk said...

I finally found garlic scapes a few weeks ago and fell in love with them, too! Too bad the season is so short or I'd buy them every week!

Millionaire said...

Easy made snack! thank u !

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