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Absolutely Delicious Artichoke & Kale Dip

appetizer fat recipes Oct 24, 2020

Amazing Artichoke & Kale Dip


Who doesn't love a good dip to sink their veggies into? Or how about dipping some Sweet Potato Chips into dip. Appetizers can be a great way to increase your veggie consumption any time of year. 



2 cups chopped curly kale
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
14 oz. can whole artichoke hearts, drained, and cut into quarters
2 small avocados
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp. shelled hemp seeds (i.e., hemp hearts)
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Sliced Veggies of your choice to dip!



1. Add the kale and olive oil to a skillet over medium-low heat.

2. Cook until kale is wilted and tender (5-6 minutes).  

3. Transfer the kale to a cutting board and chop into bite-sized pieces. Let cool.

4. While the kale is cooling, put avocado (not pit or peel) into a food processor with the lemon juice, hemp seeds, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper. Process for 2-3 minutes or until smooth.

5. In a bowl, combine the avocado mixture, kale, and artichoke hearts and gently mix.

6. Transfer the dip to a serving dish and serve immediately with sliced veggies!


Sweet Potato Chips



4 large sweet potatoes, thinly sliced

2 tbsp olive or coconut oil

salt and pepper



  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degree. In a bowl, toss sliced sweet potatoes with oil, salt and pepper
  2. Place on cookie sheet one at a time with a little space between each slice
  3. Cook for approximately 30 minutes
  4. Flip
  5. Cook 10-15 minutes, or until crisp.
  6. Enjoy with dip or on their own!




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