August 5, 2019

Lemon garlic scape white bean dip

A platter filled with celery, cucumber, and baby carrots along with pita crackers with a bowl of lemon garlic scape white bean dip in the middle.

A creamy and bold dip full of lemon, garlic scapes, fresh parsley, and white beans for a creamy base. It's perfect for all your fresh summer vegetable dipping!

This week I'm participating in #FarmersMarketWeek and I'm really excited. Seasonal recipes and seasonal ingredients are things I'm passionate about, so this is a perfect event for me.

If you walk through your farmers' market in early summer or belong to a CSA, you've likely seen those long curly green stalks. These are garlic scapes, which are the flower stem of garlic. They are a fun ingredient to add a punch of garlic flavor as well as a bright green color to a dish.

I use garlic scapes to make pesto and pizza sauce, and recently started using it to make this fresh garlic dip. It's definitely a dip for garlic lovers! The flavors go very well with fresh vegetables like cucumber, carrots, celery, bell peppers, and pita chips.

This is a perfect dip to make for a summer party or cookout along with a plate of fresh crunch vegetables. The beans give it a smooth consistency similar to a hummus. The lemon adds a bright burst of acidity along with the pungent garlic scape flavor.

Close-up of the garlic scape dip with a pita cracker being dipped.

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Yield: about 2 cups

Lemon Garlic Scape White Bean Dip

A bold and fresh garlic dip for summer vegetables, pita chips, pretzels, and more.


  • 1 can (15-16 oz.) cannellini beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped garlic scapes (tender parts only, flower removed)
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh flatleaf parsley leaves, lightly packed
  • about 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to tastse


How to cook Lemon Garlic Scape White Bean Dip

  1. Place the beans, garlic scapes, lemon zest and juice, and parsley in a food processor. Begin to process on low and add the olive oil a tablespoon at a time. You will need to process the dip for several minutes to get it smooth. Continue to add olive oil until it reaches your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve with fresh vegetables of your choice, pita chips, etc.
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I hope you are inspired to grab up a bunch of garlic scapes the next time you see them at the farmers' market. Let me know in the comments below.

Close-up of a bowl of garlic scape white bean dip with a parsley garnish.

Thanks Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting our Farmer’s Market Event!

Monday’s Farmer’s Market Week Recipes


  1. Happy to have another garlic scape recipe. I normally just throw them in my stir fry.

  2. I love garlic scapes. I never made them the star of the dish but that will change with this recipe!

  3. I sure love the fresh flavors in your dip, which sounds amazing! It's pretty also!

  4. I always pass right on by garlic more...I'm picking those lil' guys up the next time I see them!!!

  5. I know I wold love this. I love garlic, once I ate garlic ice cream and loved it.

  6. You have no idea how much I miss garlic scape! The dip must be very aromatic and delicious.

  7. I've seen garlic scapes at the farm and have never known what to do with them, now I do!

  8. I wish I could find garlic scapes here. This looks so delicious!!


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