Easy way to use kale! This vegan keto spicy kale hummus recipe can be used as a dip, spread or sauce. It’s packed with good fats and is low carb too.
I am not a fan of kale!
Not at all!
But, ever since I turned to keto and low carb lifestyle, I have been using kale extensively.
Now, I am a huge fan of it. It’s a superfood packed with nutrients and vitamins
What makes this hummus keto friendly?
All the ingredients in this spicy kale hummus are keto approved. Also, there are no sugars or artificial ingredients in it.
I used chickpeas from a can, but, you can soak dry chick peas overnight and pressure cook them. Then, remove the outside skin and put it in the hummus recipe.
Also, I use keto friendly extra virgin olive oil. My favorite oil to use is California Olive Ranch 100% Extra Virgin Olive oil
Don’t forget to remove the skin!
I can’t tell you how many times I have had homemade hummus where the outer shell of the chickpeas is left in the hummus.
The result is a rough texture and makes this a tasteless hummus!
You must remove the outer shell or the skin of the chickpeas. If you are using canned version, you will notice that it comes off easily.
It may be a little tedious, but totally worth it. It does pay off in the end when this spicy kale hummus practically melts in my mouth.
A few more uses for kale
- Instant pot kale soup
- Copycat Whole Food’s kale salad
- Spicy kale chips
- Peach kale salad
- Farro salad
- Vegan kale waffles
- Kale curried red lentils
- Mushroom grilled cheese sandwich
It has good fats
Keto is about keeping the carbs as low as possilbe. But, it’s also about consuming foods high in good fats. The extra virgin olive oil, chickpeas and pepitas are the best good fats to use in this recipe.
The kale is a nutritionally dense ingredients. Packed with cancer fighting ingredients, nutrients and vitamins, you will love how good this hummus makes you feel.
I have made this hummus many times now and it’s always tasty. I love dipping roasted broccoli in it or spread it on grilled mushrooms.
What is your favorite way to use this hummus?
Spicy Kale Hummus Recipe
- 1 can chickpeas remove outer skin from each pea
- 2 leaves Kale small sized
- 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive OIl
- 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil In addition to the 1/4 cup
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- 1.5 tsp Lime juice
- 2.5 Tbsp Aquafaba The liquid from the Chickpea Can
- 1.5 tsp Nutritional Yeast
- 1 Tbsp Red chili powder or hot sauce
- 1 Tbsp Cumin
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric
- 1 Tbsp Pepitas
- 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Optional
- Add all the ingredients in a mini food processor
- Grind until smooth and creamy
- Transfer to serving bowl or refrigerate