Kale Hummus

Kale Hummus from Zagleft

Look at the gorgeous green color of this kale hummus…

Kale Hummus From Zagleft

 

Kale Hummus from Zagleft  g

Isn’t it pretty?  Hummus is a favorite food at our house and we enjoy eating all types.  A few of our favorites are our Black Bean HummusRoasted Red Pepper and Chickpea Hummus and Edamame Hummus.  All three are so flavorful and easy to make.  However, while in the store the other day, the kale I noticed in the produce section of the store I was shopping in looked so fresh and appealing, I thought I might try to put together a kale hummus recipe.  Kale is quite a “superfood”.  It’s nutrient rich, low in calories, extremely good for you and above all else, kale tastes great.  This led me to suspect kale hummus would indeed be worth a try.

Kale Hummus from Zagleft

I began by cutting off the thick stalks of the kale, discarding them and cooking the kale leaves in boiling water for just a few minutes.  After I removed the pot from the stove,  I drained the kale and ran cold water over it.  After the kale cooled, I squeezed out all the excess water and placed the cooked kale into my food processor.  From there, I added a can of garbanzo beans, tahini, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, white wine vinegar and cumin.  I pulsed the food processor several times and voila, kale hummus.

Kale Hummus from Zagleft

Kale hummus is a wonderful way to boost your intake of dark leafy greens.  It’s absolutely delicious, so very good for you and is beautiful to serve.  Serve it up with pita chips, baby carrots or spread on sandwiches and enjoy!

Kale Hummus

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Kale Hummus

Kale hummus is a wonderful way to boost your intake of dark leafy greens. It's absolutely delicious, so very good for you and is beautiful to serve.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh kale, stems trimmed
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil

Instructions

  1. Cook the kale in boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and drain in a colander. Run cold water over the kale until it's cool and squeeze out the excess water.
  2. Place the kale in a food processor.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients.
  4. Pulse until smooth.
  5. Add additional olive oil to the hummus 1 tablespoon at a time until you get the desired consistency.
  6. Serve with baby carrots or pita chips
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin
http://zagleft.com/food/kale-hummus/

Recipes you might also like:

Lentil Salad with Roasted Red Pepper and Feta

Grilled Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette

Quinoa with Toasted Almonds and Garlic

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>