This garlic kale hummus dip recipe is a power boost to the good old hummus! It’s the same texture, same taste, same satisfaction, but plenty more goodness! The super kale is sauteed for 20 seconds with garlic and a pinch of salt, then whipped up with chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini for the ultimate garlic kale hummus dip!
This is a MUST try recipe. And while it feels like a continuation of the DETOX vibe going on around here (which started with this Mexican style lentil detox salad ), it’s actually a continuation of delicious stuff. The detox vibe will end up being yummier than you think—so don’t miss out! So it’s no secret we all LOVE hummus!! I usually prefer a good old classic like this ultimate hummus dip— and use it a base recipe when I feel like flavoring it up —like with mashed sweet potatoes or avocados, roast peppers, roast garlic etc.. but with all these flavor options, I always have a thing for that deep smooth classic hummus taste….enter this garlic kale hummus dip.. A super flavorful, healthy yet rich smooth dip that’s perfectly Vegan and gluten free too.
So why else does this dip blow me away? Well for 2 simple reasons– it tastes just like the real classic rich hummus, and it involves kale. I brag too much about my love for kale and use it many recipes around the blog here– it has a pleasant bitter taste, a nice chewy texture, and kale is soo good for you, so it’s absolutely worth giving it second and third chances.. . if you’re looking for some inspiration on using more kale, try some of these recipes : kale mushroom brie pizza, kale veggie mini frittata, quinoa kale stuffing with squash rings, kale pesto stuffed mushrooms, healthy kale squash mushroom pasta.
I’ll tell you a quick funny story. I was invited last week to a superfoods party—yes it’s exactly as it sounds. And I came along with this superfood hummus boosted with super kale (too many super things I know!). And the lovely crowd deemed this as their new and upgraded super hummus from now on! And last weekend, I went by to watch the game with a friend who’s anything BUT the healthiest person on earth, and yet again I took this dip with me. She deemed this garlic kale hummus dip her favorite kale-thing, specially with sliced apples! Bottom line—no mater who you’re relating to here, you will LOVE this hummus!
To make this AMAZING garlic kale hummus dip, I start by adding 1/2 a teaspoon of olive oil to a hot skillet and then dump in the sliced garlic and chopped kale leaves. I sautee that for exactly 15-20 seconds with a pinch of salt. The kale softens up and wilts slightly, while the garlic becomes super fragrant. For the record, I’ve made this with fresh kale and fresh garlic –that’s when I felt the flavor was slightly too strong.. plus the fresh kale gave my humble food processor a harder time (my good processor had to be tucked away for space issues–long story! But moral value is: never let go of your good processor and settle for less!) .. If you prefer a completely raw dip, or a stronger kale feel and taste in your hummus–by all means go with the fresh leaves (minus stems).
I follow the exact recipe in this ultimate hummus dip–because it really is the ultimate! A perfect balance of chickpeas, tahini, tang, salt and smokey cumin, with a secret ingredient: olive oil! It adds a ton of flavor and ultra smooth texture! So after the kale is quickly sauteed, it goes in the processor with all ingredients and a few mins later (depending on how strong your food processor is) you’ve got yourself a silky smooth, perfect hummus dip that can be enjoyed right away or stored in your fridge for at least 2 weeks!
This garlic kale hummus dip makes the perfect game day dip this season! A perfect lunch, a great appetizer to any meal and a fabulous snack anytime! Serve it with your favorite veggies or crackers—my absolute favorite is apple slices 🙂 Kale obsessed or not, you will love love love this dip!! Enjoy 🙂
Garlic Kale Hummus Dip
- 1 cup of fresh kale leaved , chopped and stems removed
- 2 garlic cloves , roughly chopped
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil
- The ultimate Hummus diprecipe
- Preheat a skillet over medium high heat. When the skillet is hot, add in the olive oil, garlic and kale. Season with a pinch of salt.
- Sauté the kale for about 20 seconds until it starts to wilt and shrink to about half the amount.
- Add the garlic kale mixture into the food processor along with the remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth.
- Serve with your favorite crackers, fruits and veggies.