Garlic Scape Dip

Garlic Scape Dip is the perfect dip for any garlic lover out there.  Tangy and garlicky, it’s great for a snack, spread or party. 

Garlic Scape Dip from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen How many of you shop at your local farmer’s market on a weekly basis or belong to a CSA? I love stopping by the big greenmarket in Union Square and just looking around at what is fresh and in season.  I never go in with a list to buy, whatever looks good is what inspires me to cook with.  In the summer and fall though, I tend to mostly look than buy since I’m overrun by produce from my CSA.  I’m not the only lover of fresh markets, many of our #SundaySupper contributors love shopping at them too and we have a great list of seasonal recipes to share today!

Garlic Scape Dip | girlinthelittleredkitchen.com If you don’t cook seasonal, may I suggest a challenge to shop at your local market one weekend morning?  You will discover a world of difference when your produce is picked fresh that morning and sold just a few hours later.  Not only does it taste better, but it lasts much longer!

Speaking of things that are a little past their time. . . I might be bringing you a recipe that has to wait until next year. :-) ooops. . . I made this dip about a month ago when I received my first batch of garlic scapes.  I love garlic scapes, they are the tops of hard neck garlic and the flavor profile is garlicky with a hint of greenness.  Think of it as a much more pungent scallion.

Scape season doesn’t last that long and I kept putting off my dip, however I loved it so much that I still wanted to share it with you today.  If you grow your own hard neck garlic you might still have some scapes laying around and depending where you are located the season may be different from mine.  I did a little research and turns out you can buy scapes frozen in Asian markets.  Do I advocate this? Not really, but if you really want to try this dip now, I guess that’s okay!

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Garlic Scape Dip #SundaySupper
 
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Recipe type: Dip
Ingredients
  • 6 garlic scapes, bulb end removed
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, tightly packed
  • 1½ cups low-fat Greek Yogurt (such as Fage 2%)
  • juice and zest from 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. In your food processor place the garlic scapes and basil. Process until the scapes are finely chopped.
  2. Transfer to a medium bowl and mix together with the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, zest, salt and pepper.
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  4. Serve immediately with pita chips or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Garlic Scape Dip | girlinthelittleredkitchen.com

 


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23 Comments

  1. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen garlic scape in the Farmer’s Market. I will be on the lookout!

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  2. You have just given me a reason to go to the Asian market next week. I hope to find garlic scapes and make this dip. I’m so tired of regular dips and this one look just fabulous!

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  3. I was at the Farmers Market yesterday but after reading your post I want to go again today! Your dip looks amazing! perfect for chip dipping!

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  4. What a great dip! Love the use of the garlic scape. No part of a plant to go to waste. Yum!

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  5. *sigh* I’ve never seen garlic scapes around here. Coming for a visit…asap!

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  6. Same as Jen…have never seen garlic scapes in Texas, but may have to look harder next Spring! I’ll ask my friends at Frieda’s if they have access to them.

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  7. Garlic and basil???? I can’t think of a more delicious dip combo!

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  8. Lol, thanks for torturing us with a recipe we can’t make until next year, Susan! I’ve never eaten garlic scapes before but the way you describe it, my mouth is watering already. This dip would taste fabulous slathered on everything (except maybe chocolate cake 😉

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  9. Whenever I see pictures from the Union Square Greenmarket, I wish that was what my farmers’ market looked like. I have never tried garlic scapes, but I will keep an eye out for the next year!

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  10. I put off posting my garlic scape recipe also! :-)

    This dip sounds refreshing and flavorful. I love love love garlic scapes!

    (BTW…hope you had fun at your bon jovi concert!)

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  11. It just so happens that there is an annual garlic festival here locally and it happens to be this weekend. I doubt many are cooking with scapes, however. Great dish!

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  12. I’ve only had garlic scapesonce before and it was a disaster. Next time we meet, I’m going to get you to give me a tutorial. This recipe sounds really wonderful.

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  13. I’ve never heard of scapes, but this sounds delicious so I’ll have to do some research!

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  14. Yum! I used to get a ton of garlic scapes in my CSA box when I subscribed. I would always make pesto, and it was SO pungent. I love the idea of tempering it with some cool Greek yogurt. Great recipe!

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  15. Between CSA and the farmer´s market, the amount of fresh produce is overwhelming sometimes. I couldn´t find garlic scapes yet, but I love how you mixed it with basil! Very simple and gorgeous recipe Susan.

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  16. I wish I had seen garlic scapes at the Farmer’s Market this past Saturday. I’ll have to keep an eye out for them. This dip looks delicious and I love that it’s light, too.

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  17. I’m jealous that you live in NY surrounded by markets bursting with fresh produce. This dip sounds perfect!

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  18. Huh, I guess I never thought to make anything with the scapes–now I need to try this dip!

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  19. Garlic scapes are almost a New York rite of passage when they come to the market, aren’t they. Love!

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