This weekend at our farmer’s market I had the pleasure of having my own table where I had samples of hummus! I had two different types, a classic hummus and a kale hummus. I used fresh carrots and radishes for dipping, and I must say it was a success! It was great to promote a new way to get kale into everyone’s diet.
Kale is known as a nutrient-dense superfood. It is low in calories yet packed with vitamins and minerals that help fuel your body. Kale contains powerful antioxidants to help support your overall health, including beta-carotene which your body turns into vitamin A. It is also high in vitamin K which is vital for your bone health and blood clotting. Kale is a great source of calcium to help build up your bones and teeth. Also, kale is high in vitamin C which helps your immune system fight off colds and infection. In fact, one cup of kale contains as much vitamin C as a whole orange! My easy kale hummus is another way to incorporate kale into your diet so you can be healthy and happily full.
- 3 cups kale, de-stemmed
- 1 can of chickpeas, well-rinsed and drained
- ¼ cup + 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled
- ¼ cup tahini
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- Add everything to a food processor or blender and process until smooth
- Use as a dip for raw veggies or pita bread, or as a spread on a sandwich
- Store in the fridge in an air-tight container
Not sure you are a fan of kale-hummus? You can use this recipe and take out the kale for a classic plain hummus alternative, or add roasted red peppers for a twist on flavor!