Lemon Kale Hummus

by Kelli H. on June 7, 2014

Last week Hillary, from Nutrition Nut on the Run had a fun post on her blog describing her ideal girls night in where healthy meets decadent. I really loved the post, and I was so happy she had included a link to Lemon Kale Hummus, as a starter she would serve.

I love having friends over for dinner parties and backyard barbecues. I never cook very fancy and I like to keep things simple. It just so happened that I had a barbecue on our calendar for last Sunday when I read the post. I knew I was going to have to make it for our friends. I’m an appetizer girl. I seriously can’t get enough of appetizers so I always appreciate when appetizers are somewhat healthy. Then I don’t have to feel like I’m totally over-indulging.

This hummus is a double batch of the recipe below. What I really liked about the recipe was the added Greek yogurt to the hummus rather than tahini. While I usually include tahini in my hummus recipes, this was a nice change.

The hummus itself was very bright (from the lemon) and raw (from the kale) tasting. It might sound like a weird description, but I really loved how healthy it tasted. Since I made a double batch there was plenty more to eat during the week as a healthy snack for David. I’ll definitely make this hummus again in the future.

Lemon Kale Hummus
Recipe from Siggis Yogurt

1-2 small garlic cloves
1/2 cup lightly packed kale, washed and torn
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 lemon, juiced
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
In a food processor start by pulsing garlic and kale until minced. Add in chickpeas, yogurt, and lemon juice. Process until smooth while adding in olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.  Serve with your favorite veggies.

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Made in Sonoma June 9, 2014 at 2:05 am

I made this today. I had everything on hand and whipped it together in no time. I never have tahini so the yogurt worked great. It is very tasty.

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Made in Sonoma June 9, 2014 at 2:16 am

Yum! Lemon in hummus sounds pretty delicious!

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Made in Sonoma June 9, 2014 at 2:28 am

yay! Glad you made it. πŸ™‚

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Made in Sonoma June 9, 2014 at 3:53 am

Lemon hummus is my favorite! I’ve never had it with kale or Greek yogurt but I love the idea. It looks delicious!

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Made in Sonoma June 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm

I’m all for recipes that sneak in kale! Love this!

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Made in Sonoma June 9, 2014 at 4:52 pm

This looks so amazing! Pinning it now!

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Made in Sonoma June 10, 2014 at 2:58 am

looks so good!! definitely want to try the recipe myself πŸ™‚

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Made in Sonoma June 10, 2014 at 4:07 pm

I hope you do!

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Made in Sonoma June 10, 2014 at 4:07 pm

Thanks! Hope you make it!

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Made in Sonoma June 10, 2014 at 4:07 pm

haha, me too!

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Made in Sonoma June 10, 2014 at 4:07 pm

I’m sure you’d totally love it, Sarah!

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