Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Creamy Kale Dip

Do you like spinach dip? I'm a total sucker for it. I have had spinach dip as the main course for some of my eat-alone meals (with sides of tortilla chips, crackers, and carrots).

But as good for us as spinach is, it has been trumped. Move over Spinach; Kale is the new Super Food in town.

I don't know about you, but I've had a harder time with kale.  Spinach is delicious with virtually no work. It can hold it's own in fresh salads. Kale tends to be bitter and tough. It kind of HAS to be cooked or steamed. I've tried making kale "chips"--where you drizzle fresh kale leaves in olive oil and roast them in the oven. They were edible, but hardly competition for any other "chips" I've eaten. 

So I am SUPER excited to share a version of kale consumption that is not just tolerable, but down-right enjoyable. And it is super easy to make. You don't even need to tell anyone it is kale until they've raved about how yummy it is. 

My idea began with this. Look for it in your grocer's freezer section. It is inexpensive and cuts so much work out of preparation.  All you need to do is cook the kale according to package directions. Drain and cool.

Add one package of Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix, 1 cup of mayo, and one cup of sour cream. Mix well and store in the fridge for about an hour before serving.
We ate ours with chopped veggies (red bell peppers, cucumbers, jicama, and carrots), and tortilla chips.

 It doesn't taste exactly like spinach dip. But it doesn't taste like any kale recipe I've ever had either. It is better. It is perfect to serve at football game parties, book clubs, baby showers, or just to snack on for the heck of it!

Creamy Kale Dip
Makes about 4 cups


1 12oz package chopped frozen Kale
1 1.4 oz package Knorr vegetable recipe mix
1 cup mayonnaise 
1 cup sour cream


1. Cook kale on stove according to package directions. (Note that it cooks longer than most veggies--about 20-25 minutes of simmering). Drain well, and cool.
2. Mixed drained kale with remaining ingredients. Cover and put in fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving. 

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  1. I love spinach dip so I need to make this.

  2. This sounds pretty tasty, we only recently discovered kale and hubby will eat it so a new recipe is always welcome.

  3. Yum! This sounds so good. We love kale around here, too, but it's definitely a little work. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I'm obsessed with kale, and this looks so easy and delicious. Definitely trying this one. And thanks for linking up at On Display Thursday--we hope to see you back there tomorrow morning!

  5. I'm such a sucker for spinach dip! I love that you sub spinach with kale. Thank you for sharing at #FoodieFridays - I featured this recipe today!

    Jenny B @ Honey and Birch

  6. I'm pretty picky about kale, but I've been trying to eat it more. Maybe I will like it this way! Thanks for sharing your recipe with Hump Day Happenings.

  7. Oh yes! I love spinach dip... I would totally dig this!

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  8. This is such a great idea!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!