Creamy Kale Dip

Kale inspires love or hate, and very little in between. This recipe is great for both sides of the kale divide and for kids. Combined with raw carrots and snap peas, this is a healthy, delicious snack. If you are a raw kale eater, skip the step where you cook it.

This recipe is from www.wholeliving.com. Photo courtesy Johnny Miller.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of kale
  • green garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup cheese
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch red pepper flakes

Directions

Wash 1 bunch of kale and remove the tough stems.  Chop roughly.

Mince green garlic to make 1 T.  Saute the garlic in 1 T. olive oil until tender, then add the kale and raise the heat.  Cook for 3-4 minutes, add salt to taste.

Transfer the kale to a food processor and add 1 C. cottage cheese (for a little tangier flavor, use 1/2 C. each cottage cheese and goat chevre.) plus 1 T. lemon juice and a pinch of red pepper flakes.  Puree until smooth.

Serve with sliced carrots and summer squash, and trimmed snap peas.

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