Kale Hummus

Kale Hummus

This is it for kale recipes for a while I promise.

Kale chips are the most common way to enjoy kale as a healthy snack, but the other weekend I experimented with making kale hummus and is worked out great!

I already talked about the amazing health benefits of kale in my last post, but I forgot to mention an important benefit. As you know by now, kale (and other leafy greens) are a rich source of vitamin K.

Getting enough vitamin K in your diet is important for the health of your blood, but more specifically helps your blood clot properly. You may wonder why this is relevant, but if you’re prone to nosebleeds (especially in the winter); getting enough vitamin K in your diet can help prevent or minimize the severity of those pesky nosebleeds.

If you have some extra kale lying around (as you should after making my Kale Salad) than give this recipe a try. It’s another delicious way to include raw kale in your diet.

Kale Hummus

Ingredients
3 cups organic kale leaves (washed & dried)
Juice from 1 lemon
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds (or any seed/nut you like: hemp, walnuts, pine nuts, etc.)
1 avocado (you can sub in anything creamy here like 1/2 cup chick peas or tahini)
1 garlic clove minced
1/4 cup shredded Asiago or Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp sea salt
Fresh ground pepper

Method

Combine everything in your food processor and blend until smooth. Serve with Mary’s Organic CrackersΒ (best price at Costco) or healthy Tortilla ChipsΒ (can buy at local grocery store) – enjoy!

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4 Responses to Kale Hummus

  1. Brooke January 23, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    No need to stop the Kale recipes! They have been awesome. I tried your Kale Salad recipe from yesterday’s post and I am eating it at lunch right now. It was awesome and having it as a left over lunch it was still so crunchy and delicious, unlike when I make a normal salad. Thank you for sharing!

    This hummus looks great! Will try tonight!

    ALSO – since you suggested last Friday that I have more kale and spinach for the vitamin k, I haven’t had a severe nose bleed!

    • Lauren January 23, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

      So glad you liked the kale salad! You should also try the tahini dressing that goes with it – it’s delish. The hummus is addictive πŸ™‚ Good to hear about the nose bleeds!

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