This recipe is a fun alternative to the traditional spinach artichoke dip.  It tastes very similar so it’s an easy foray into Kale for someone who is a bit scared to try this unique green . . .Kale Dip

Creamy Kale Dip

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 bunch kale, chopped (remove stems)

1 cup cream cheese

1/4 cup mayo

2 T milk

sea salt

freshly ground pepper

1/2 t. hot sauce or siracha

3/4 cup Parmesan cheese (freshly grated best)

extra virgin olive oil

Step one:  Heat oven to 425.  Rub an 8 x 8 casserole dish lightly with olive oil.  In a medium skillet, heat about a T of oil over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic and cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until fragrant.  Add kale, cook 10 minutes or until wilted.

Kale, Onion and Garlic

Step two:  In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, mayo and milk until smooth.  Stir in hot sauce and then kale mixture along with 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese.  Season with salt and pepper.  Pour into casserole and top with rest of Parmesan.  Bake uncovered 30 to 45 minutes.

Serve with crackers, bread and/or veggies.

Have fun with this – take it to a party and see if anyone else suspects it’s not the normal spinach dip!

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