This is one of my favorite appetizers to make for a get together, take to a party or just have while watching something really great on TV. This creamy kale and artichoke dip is full of flavor and vegetables! The nutmeg and cayenne pepper really take it up a notch. I have 2 options below for semi-homemade chips that will be WAY BETTER than anything you can find at the store because they will come out of the oven fresh, hot and crispy (something you can’t get out of a bag!) and won’t have inflammatory oils like corn, soy and canola.
- 1 bag of frozen artichoke hearts thawed and chopped
- 4 cups of finely chopped kale, spinach, swiss chard or collards
- 1 garlic clove minced
- ⅛ tsp fresh nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp fresh black pepper
- 1 cup organic sour cream (or ½ cup sour cream and ½ greek yogurt)
- 3 tbsp organic mayo (optional - but really kicks this recipe into high gear)
- 3 tbs raw parmesan or manchego cheese, plus more for top
- coconut oil for greasing
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl and place into a medium sized baking dish (greased with coconut oil)
- Top with additional cheese if desired
- Bake for approximately 30-45 mins covered
- Remove from oven, and let sit for at least 5 mins before serving with homemade pita or tortilla chips
- 1 pack of ezekiel whole wheat pita or small tortilla shells
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- ¼ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Cut pita or tortilla into triangle wedges with a pizza cutter.
- Mix wedges with coconut oil, paprika and sea salt in a large bowl
- Place wedges on a baking rack and bake at 400 degrees for 8-10mins until crisp
- Remove from oven and enjoy!
A couple of ingredient notes:
- My favorite yogurt right now is Maple Hill Creamery – it’s 100% Organic and Grass-fed.
- For a super clean mayo with no inflammatory oils, check out Wilderness Family Farms. I love to use them in my recipes! (I know shipping can be expensive, but one jar lasts you a really long time. You can also ask your local store to carry this brand for you, so you don’t have to pay shipping on a regular basis).
Oh and here’s a video of me making this on NBC’s Charlotte Today! Big thanks to Whole Foods for providing the ingredients.
If you know someone who needs a yummy appetizer recipe for the upcoming Super Bowl or dislikes kale, this recipe is a sure bet either way.