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Some Seasonal Recipes! Garlic scapes, beets and turnips!

White Bean and Garlic Scapes Dip

  • 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 extra virgin olive oil, more for drizzling.

Directions

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

2. 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.

3. Spread out dip on a plate, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with more salt.

 Apple and Beet Salad

 Directions

 Toss 2 thinly sliced apples, 4 thinly sliced celery stalks (with leaves) and 1 minced shallot in a bowl with the juice of 1 lemon. Peel 1 beet, then slice into matchsticks and add to the bowl. Toss in 1 teaspoon sugar, 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts, 3 tablespoons olive oil, and salt and pepper. Let stand 10 minutes, then serve on a bed of sliced endive.

turnip

What can I do with TURNIPS?! You can…

 Sauté Them With Greens
Cook peeled and cut-up turnips and sliced garlic in olive oil in a large skillet until tender. Add the turnip greens and cook until just wilted. Season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Roast Them With Ginger
Peel and cut turnips into wedges. Toss with sliced fresh ginger, canola oil, salt, and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with honey and roast at 400° F until tender.

Mash Them With Crispy Bacon
Simmer peeled and cut-up turnips in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and mash with butter, salt, and pepper. Fold in crumbled cooked bacon and chopped chives; top with shaved Parmesan.

Or Cream Them with Leeks and Make Soup
Cook thinly sliced leeks in butter in a large saucepan until soft. Add peeled and cut-up turnips and enough chicken broth to cover. Simmer until very tender. Puree until smooth, adding water or broth as necessary to adjust the consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

 turnip

Wait! Don’t Toss the Turnip Greens! This recipe is SUPER popular and a great use for the “leftover” greens:

Warm Turnip Green Dip (from Southern Living)

  • 5 bacon slices, chopped  
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped  
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 (16-oz.) package frozen chopped turnip greens, thawed
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, cut into pieces  
  • 1 (8-oz.) container sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan  

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in Dutch oven.
  2. Sauté onion and garlic in hot drippings 3 to 4 minutes. Add wine, and cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of Dutch oven. Stir in turnip greens, next 4 ingredients, and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Cook, stirring often, 6 to 8 minutes or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is thoroughly heated. Transfer to a lightly greased 1 1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  3. Broil 6 inches from heat 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned. Sprinkle evenly with bacon.

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Comment by Jennifer on June 14, 2013 at 1:00pm

Michelle: My mouth is WATERING. I love the sound of all of these. For the white bean dip, what's your preferred delivery system: Bread? Carrots? And same question for the turnip dip. (And while we're talking turnips, I also like this puff approach.)

Comment by Michelle Wire on June 14, 2013 at 1:55pm

The white bean was delish! I put it on a dill triscuit and on some fresh peppers, both were great! The turnip dip goes great with fresh veggies (I like sugar snap peas).  That puff recipe is one I will try for sure, it looks like good comfort food!

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