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Healthy Creamy Kale Dip Recipe

Creamy Low-Calorie Cheesy Kale Dip

If you're in love with spinach dip, the same can't be said for the appetizer's calorie count, which can clock in at 280 calories for a quarter-cup (four-tablespoon) serving. At your next holiday party, please taste buds and diet plans alike by swapping the calorie-busting spinach dip with this kale ricotta dip. It tastes almost as creamy and just as delicious — seriously, you'll be surprised. And at only 24 calories per quarter-cup serving (not to mention a good dose of vitamin A), it's practically guilt-free. Serve with sliced veggies or baked pita chips and save even more calories!

Kale Ricotta Dip

Adapted from Whole Foods

Notes

If you don't have a food processor, a blender works fine. Just make sure you slice the kale leaves into smaller pieces and take care to remove the tough ribs for easier blending.

Healthy Creamy Kale Dip Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 1 bunch green kale, stems and tough ribs stripped out and discarded, leaves sliced
  2. 1 small onion, sliced
  3. 4 cloves garlic
  4. 1/4 cup water
  5. 3/4 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
  6. 1 1/2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  7. Juice of 1 lemon
  8. Lemon zest to taste
  9. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  10. 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine kale, onion, garlic and 1/4 cup water. Set over medium heat, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are very tender, about 12 minutes; add more water a tablespoon at a time if the pan dries out.
  2. Transfer vegetables and any liquid in the pan to a food processor or blender and let cool a few minutes. Add ricotta, parmesan, lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper flakes. Process until smooth.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and serve.

Source: Calorie Count

Nutrition

Calories per serving
24
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