By Hana Choi
A couple of weeks ago it was National Kale Day and we celebrated in the office with a small Kale-a-palooza-style potluck! Everyone brought in a favorite kale dish and I offered up this addictively tasty dip, fit for any gathering.
I have a deep love of pesto and am a sucker for any kind of dip, so this recipe really appealed to me on many levels. It may look like guacamole, but the dip’s distinctly Mediterranean with its bright hits of lemon, creamy white bean texture and punchy garlic notes. I’d liken it to a chunky kale hummus with a kick. The kale – as always – is earthy, verdant and downright beautiful! This went extremely well with both Brad’s Raw Kale Chips and simple corn tortilla chips, but I could see this being an excellent sandwich spread or partnering equally well with some cut up vegetables.
You probably already have all the ingredients lying around! Kale might be a divisive ingredient, but trust me when I say this is a crowd hit that comes together in just minutes. Have it up your sleeve for all the parties this upcoming holiday season – it’s always nice to have a healthier, less indulgent spread item on the table, especially during Super Bowl!
To learn more about Hana, visit her blog, Style Fare.
Kale Pesto White Bean Dip
Adapted generously from Annie’s Eats
Serving Size: 2 - 3 Tbsp
Trans Fat: 2.5g