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Creamy (and healthy) Kale Dip

May 14, 2012

 

 

Hello friends! As some of you may remember from last week’s post, Scott and I have embarked upon a new diet/lifestyle as of late. We’re both doing well on the no-grains/no-legumes front, but one thing I’ve felt has been personally challenging is when snack-time rolls around. If you don’t know me, I’m a huge fan of snacking. Perhaps “snacking” isn’t the most accurate word though; Maybe more like eating all day, haha. Not to say that I’ve “cheated,” but since we’re not supposed to be eating our weight in nuts (which I can easily do without realizing), and limiting our fruit intake (SO hard in the warm weather), I found myself at a loss. However, I recently came across this recipe on Whole Living for kale dip, and it seemed like a great solution to my problem.

The recipe is super simple, requiring only a few wholesome ingredients, and what I love about it is that you can totally use it as a base recipe and sneak whatever other veggies you want in there! This would be just as delicious made with red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes + basil, or the always-popular spinach + artichoke. The cottage cheese gives it that rich texture so you trick yourself into thinking you’re eating some indulgent cheese spread, and really if you wanted to make this into a hot dip for a dinner party or such, I think adding some shredded parmesan on top and popping it in the oven for a bit would be a great idea, and still not that unhealthy!

Kale Dip (via Whole Living)

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups thinly sliced kale leaves
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • Pinch red-pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • dippin’ veggies of your choice!
  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add garlic and kale and season with salt. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Transfer to a food processor. Add cottage cheese and puree until smooth. Season with pepper flakes and lemon juice.
  3. Serve with veggies, and enjoy!
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8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2012 12:22 pm

    Allison, that has a lovely colour. The flavour of kale is its best characteristic, so I’d love to try this 😀

  2. May 15, 2012 1:51 am

    I so, so, so want to try this!

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

  3. May 16, 2012 9:48 pm

    This looks delicious. With parmesan on top, it might even fool my husband!

  4. May 16, 2012 11:31 pm

    I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award.

  5. fabwritergal permalink
    May 21, 2012 9:39 pm

    So glad I found this! Looks delish and I can’t wait to try it! I’m such a fan of Kale … haha

  6. May 28, 2012 10:06 am

    this really looks delicious …m really want to try this !

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