What else can you use kale for? How about dip?
Whenever I add greens to our food, I make sure to name the dish after a favorite green character, like “Kermit Dip” or “Monster Mike Macaroni and Peas” to make it more kid-friendly. There are plenty of green superheroes, talking trains, tinkering pixies, frog princesses, and other fun cartoon characters to choose from to entice any child to give this yummy dip a try!
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Easy Kale Dip
- 2 cups roughly torn kale leaves (removed from stems), about 5 to 6 ounces
- 8 ounces cream cheese or Neufchatel, softened
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, or favorite herb mix
- 2 tablespoons onion, minced
- ¼ teaspoon salt, optional
- 1 ½ cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons lemon or lime juice, the acidity helps reduce the green flavor of the kale
- ¼ cup half-and-half or milk
- In a food processor or blender, chop the kale leaves. Put in a bowl and set aside.
- Cut the cream cheese into small pieces and add to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Add the seasoning, onion, and salt, if using. (If dipping with veggies, you might prefer a little saltiness, but if dipping salted chips or crackers, you may not need any salt). Blend well.
- Add the Greek yogurt and blend until smooth.
- Add the chopped kale, lemon juice, and half-and-half. Blend until smooth, adding more milk, if necessary, to reach the desired consistency.
- Dip with veggies and enjoy!