Kale Hummus

A bowl of Kale Hummus plated next to a small bowl of baby carrots

Look at the gorgeous green color of this kale hummus...

Overhead view of a bowl of Kale Hummus

Isn't it pretty?  Hummus is a favorite food at our house and we enjoy eating all types.  A favorite is our Black Bean Hummus.  All three are so flavorful and easy to make.  However, while in the store the other day, I noticed the kale in the produce section 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.

A bunch of Kale on a green cloth napkin

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!

An overhead view of a bowl of Kale Hummus plated next to a small bowl of baby carrots and a small bowl of pita chips

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

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk

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

  • 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.
  • Place the kale in a food processor.
  • Add the remaining ingredients.
  • Pulse until smooth.
  • Add additional olive oil to the hummus 1 tablespoon at a time until you get the desired consistency.
  • Serve with baby carrots or pita chips

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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