Creamy Feta Kale Dip

This giveaway is over and the winner has been contacted. Read on for two delicious recipes using Simply Kale kale chips!

Raise your hand if you have had kale at least twice in the last month. It seems for the past year or so kale is everywhere!

And why shouldn’t it be? Not only is it fabulous for you, kale is SO versatile – you can enjoy it raw, massaged with some oil and seasoning or sautéed with garlic and bacon (my favorite). I have even stuffed and grilled flank steak with kale and bacon with incredibly delicious results! Heck,  you can even enjoy it as a chip! Have you tried it? Have you made kale chips at home? Kale chips are not difficult to make, just a little messy & time consuming to fry, especially if you are making a decent sized batch.

When Jo-Lynne and I were approached to try out the flavored kale chips from Simply Kale, a small company who offers line of flavor-packed kale chips, we were both intrigued. I myself had not tried (or actually come across) kale chips that were ready-to-eat. We were sent 4 varieties to try: Sea Salt, Sesame Seed, Sour Cream & Onion, and my favorite, the Chile Coconut Lime.

Simply Kale Kale Chips are just that – Simple…No added fancy items like cheese or chocolate to smother the goodness of the kale, thus defeating the purpose of eating healthy. Simply Kale’s chips are BAKED, not dehydrated, and are only seasoned with natural ingredients and spices to add flavor. My family and I enjoyed ourselves as we tried out the flavors, and we all agreed that the crunch of each and every chip is completely addictive!

I was running out to a Coach Bag Bingo fundraiser Friday night to benefit my children’s school and decided to throw together a few smackerals of goodness to bring for our table – I thought of the kale chips, looked in the fridge, saw a brick of feta cheese and my mind went to combining the two. The result was a flavor-packed dip that was popular at my table – not a speck was left in the bowl by game 9!

Creamy Feta & Kale Dip with Simply KALE Chips

I now have a new staple dip that is made easier with the addition of Simply Kale’s Sour Cream & Onion Kale Chips. A few asked me how I cooked my kale for the dip, because they thought it was so light and not chewy at all – when I told them my “secret”, they were excited to get some kale chips for themselves.

Oh and guess what?? Little ‘ole me won the “special” bingo coverall and walked away with a shiny new red patent leather Coach bag and wallet! Whoohoo! However my longing to finally yell BINGO at a bingo is still not over – but THAT is another story!

I love a couple of things about this product, first the ingredients…simple and straightforward. The other thing I really like is to know that I can easily transform soups, salads, dips and more by just grabbing a package of whichever flavor kale chip fits the bill. I know I am not alone when I say finding products that save me time and/or money in my kitchen without compromising on taste or how I choose to feed my family is something that always makes me happy!

Check out this sweet potato – all I did was bake a few of them for dinner, allow them to cool a bit, scoop out 75% of the innards, add a bit of butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, place the mash back into the shells and top them with the Sea Salt Kale Chips, and instantly the texture of the sweet potatoes were changed and the side was elevated. The addition of crunch without adding sugary nuts was a winner for me and my family that night.

Baked Sweet Potato with Simply KALE Chips

If you want to see what other flavors Simply Kale comes up with as well as their latest news, why not follow them on Facebook. I know I love it when a small business grows and grows…let’s show them some love…FB style! 

Here is the recipe for that Creamy Feta and Kale Chip Dip!

Creamy Feta & Kale Dip
 
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Recipe type: Appetizers
Ingredients
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 TBS grated lemon peel
  • 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 2 TBS honey
  • 8 oz brick of feta cheese, crumbled
  • a few dashes of red pepper
  • a dash or two of salt & pepper
  • 2.5 oz Kale Chips
Instructions
  1. Add your garlic clove(s) to your food processor and pulse until minced.
  2. Add in mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon peel, lemon juice and honey and pulse until combined.
  3. Add in your feta and pulse once or twice...just enough to incorporate it but still leave some feta chunks.
  4. Scrape into a bowl and add in kale chips, red pepper and salt & pepper according to your taste. You can serve this immediately or cover, chill and serve later.
  5. Serve with pretzels, pita crisps, carrots or your favorite crackers.
Notes
Depending on the size of your garlic cloves, your taste for garlic (I love it) and the strength of the garlic you have on hand, you can add 1 or 2 cloves to this recipe.
You can substitute Greek Yogurt for the sour cream.
Add more or less red pepper (Cayenne) depending on your preference for heat.
If you do not have a food processor, mince your garlic and add in the next 5 ingredients, mixing well. Crumble your feta and mix until incorporated. Add in the seasoning and kale chips, stir until mixed in. Enjoy!

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Simply Kale can be purchased in their online store. If you live in Southern California, you can find them at select Mother’s Markets and similar natural foods retailers.

This post is sponsored by Simply Kale. All opinions, as always, are our own.

Comments

  1. says

    Okay, I admit it… I have not jumped on the kale train yet. I know I should, but it’s hard to find it fresh at our overseas commissary. I would love to try these chips to really enjoy the flavor and health benefits of kale!

  2. says

    I love kale in my smoothies! It has so little taste in a smoothie that you can do anything with them – strawberry, banana! Today I’m trying cocoa powder in my banana-sunbutter-kale smoothie :)

  3. says

    I love sneaking kale into pesto; I add a bit to my broccoli pesto and the kids never know. I’m also a sucker for kale chips – but they have to be crispy!

  4. says

    I love kale sauteed with a little olive oil and lemon juice. Can you believe I’ve never had kale chips?! YET. I’m going to attempt to make some this weekend… unless I can find Simply Kale first.

  5. Cathy Shaw says

    I’m no spring chicken but I’ve never tried kale. I’d love to make dips with these chips or add them to a stir fry.

  6. Ellie says

    Like kale in soups or salads. Family likes kale chips but I have a hard time baking them so that they all have the same consistency of crispiness. The dip recipe looks delicious.

  7. Alexia says

    I actually think I’ve only tried Kale once. After reading about all the benefits, I am going to make an effort to try and eat Kale as a part of my diet.

  8. Gwen B. says

    I want to try Simply Kale chips because I’d previously thought of it as something you eat only in the form of a raw salad.

  9. Calien Laure says

    I have some in my morning smoothie, pretty much every day. A lot of people have mentioned kale chips and how yummy they are, but I haven’t tried any yet. I have horrible luck trying to bake them myself!

  10. M Mary Steele says

    Haven’t tried a lot of kale, my husband is the least adventurous eater in the world so I have to sneak things in!

  11. april says

    I love to sauté it with bacon and sweet onions….fry some bacon, remove from pan, add diced onion to the remaining bacon fat until softened, add kale until softened, chop bacon and add back in.

  12. Michele P says

    I am going to be totally honest here and say I have never eaten Kale, because I haven’t! It does look very good though, my coworker swears by it since she is a very healthy eater and has been trying to persuade me to try all sorts of new things.

  13. Beverly Metcalf says

    I’ve only eaten Kale a couple of times, but it is healthy and now I want to try the Kale chips. Thanks.

  14. Rosey says

    I have never had it, but I think the dip would be my favorite way to eat it, or simply on a sandwich instead of Romaine.

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