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I quite enjoy my dips. My favourite is artichoke dip.  It’s a little heavy though, so I wanted to try and make something a little lighter. Annnnd maybe something pretty and themed for the upcoming holidays. I could help but notice the gorgeous bunches of kale aplenty at the market recently. Spinach dip is so done, why not switch it up?

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Kale Dip (serves 4+ as a snack/appetizer)

1/2 cup of cashews (soaked 4 hours)
1/2 large bunch of kale, washed & de-stemmed
3/4 cup of navy beans (any white bean works – chickpeas would be great)
1/3 cup of nutritional yeast
1 clove of garlic, roughly chopped
the juice of a lemon
1 tsp each of salt & pepper
water as needed (I used about 1/4 cup)

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Preheat oven to 350. Drain your cashews and throw them in the blender with the remaining ingredients. I added a few tablespoons of water to get to blend nicely. Bake for 20 minutes.

I drizzled a bit of extra virgin olive oil on top, sprinkled some paprika and scattered some pine nuts. Good enough to lick the bowl clean! I recently served this as an appetizer for dinner guests and they really liked it. We enjoyed ours with rice crackers and veggies. It’s Christmas pretty =D

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I’m sharing this with Healthy Vegan Fridays & the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop

 

11 thoughts on “Kale Dip

  1. that sounds fantastic – will bookmark because I love trying different dips – have never been overly enthused by artichoke dips but always love a green dip and I need some greens right now because I have had a few I went to use and they were past their best!

    1. Oh man… do I LOVE artichoke dip. I wish I didn’t like it so much actually. I think you’d like this dip – it’s quite different. Lighter. It’s a great recipe for wilty greens.

  2. I am delighted that you shared your yummy Kale Dip with us at the Holiday Edition of the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party!.Thank you so much for sharing your gems and for your support! Wishing you a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year! All the best, Deborah

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