scallion dip scallion dip Israeli Kitchen This spread is the perfect way to showcase the sharp, intense flavor of scallions. (Photo: margouillat photo / Shutterstock)

Smoky scallion spread

Thick, savory and creamy – this easy scallion spread is perfect for your backyard BBQ buffet.

  • Yield: 1.5 cups
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes

I did a lot of flying over the last few months, and for lack of more productive activities, bought and perused a small stack of cooking magazines on the plane. Most of them feature mouth-watering barbecue recipes, which don’t interest me much because of my lack of fondness for meat. (Don’t try this if you fly hungry unless salted peanuts is enough to carry you through a major culinary tease.)

But a photo of a juicy burger with scallion dip caught my attention – I love scallions, and a creamy spread seemed the perfect way to showcase it’s sharp, intense flavor. I tweaked the recipe, and brought the dip to a family barbecue where everyone raved over it.

For myself, I spooned it over some brown rice. Yeah, I know. I’m a little lame sometimes. But that was some tasty rice!


  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Preheat oven to broil. Line baking pan with foil, and spray with non-stick spray.

Slice ends off scallions, and wash well. Discard center intersection, and lay dark green stems on baking sheet.

Slice light green side of scallions in half lengthwise, and add to baking sheet. Cut onion into 8 wedges and lay them on baking sheet

Spray with non-stick spray and then broil for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, and take dark green stems off baking sheet.

Slide tray back into oven to continue roasting the light green ends for another 3 – 5 minutes. Watch to insure they don’t burn.

Combine mayo, roasted scallions, onions and pepper in a food processor, or use an immersion blender to process the spread.

Enjoy slathered on a hamburger or steak sandwich, or as a dip for veggies and chips.

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