I am always on the hunt for a new flavor combination to incorporate into hummus. This week I give you Walnut Kale Hummus!
So yeah, it’s very green. Not a typical color for hummus at all. Color aside, it has a very bright flavor that is light and refreshing, not as heavy as some of the spicier hummus blends I’ve concocted like my Sriracha Hummus.
I shared this hummus at my friend Kristen‘s house when she hosted a house concert with Shannon Curtis. What a fun night! The hummus was well-received, just a spoonful left at the end of the evening. I was asked to share the recipe, so thought I should make another batch to make sure I had everything just perfect. That batch was also gobbled up quickly and then another and then…well, I’m just gonna share the recipe with you.
A note about kale: if you live in the Midwest, you might be noticing that your kale has a bitter flavor right now. This happens late in the growing season with kale and also happens when kale tries to tolerate high heat. No fear, lemon juice to the rescue! The acidity of the lemon juice in this recipe tempers the bitterness of the kale nicely. In fact, I don’t think this hummus has a noticeable kale flavor to it at all. You’ll still get the great nutritional benefits of kale though, like loads of Vitamins A, C and K, calcium, fiber and lots of terrific phytonutrients. And you’ll still be enjoying hummus while you absorb all of that goodness. Crazy!