Skinny Kale + Parmesan Dip

With this past Sunday was the mother load of all eating events, I wanted to see if we could find something that was bit more healthy but still full of flavor.  Enter, this skinny kale + Parmesan dip.  I bet you'd be surprised to know that a major ingredient is cauliflower!  The creaminess comes from Greek yogurt.  And I bet your family and guests would have no idea!  

Definitely consider it for some of the upcoming awards show...this one is a winner!

Recipe via Food Faith Fitness


1 Head of garlic
2 tsp Olive oil, divided
6 Cups Cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 Cup Onion, roughly chopped
1 1/3 Cup Parmesan cheese, grated (divided)
1/2 Cup Plain, Non-fat Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp 2% Milk
1 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Smoked Paprika
Pepper, to taste
2 Cups Kale, packed

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut the top of the head of garlic off, so that the tips of the cloves are exposed. Place it in center of a piece of tinfoil (shiny side in) and drizzle with 1 tsp of olive oil. Massage the oil into the garlic and then form the tinfoil around the garlic head tightly, like a little packet. Place on a small baking tray and cook until soft and fork tender, about 30-40 minutes.
  3. While the garlic roasts, place the cauliflower into a large, microwave-safe, lidded bowl and fill with a few inches of water. Microwave until fork tender, about 9-10 minutes. Drain the water out and set aside.  {Note: next time we think we'll roast the cauliflower to give the flavor more depth!}
  4. Heat the remaining 1 tsp of oil in a small pan over medium heat and cook the onion until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Set aside..
  5. Once the garlic has cooked, place the cooked cauliflower, onion, 1 cup of the grated Parmesan cheese, Greek yogurt, Milk, Salt, smoked paprika and Pepper in a food processor {or blender!}. Then, roughly chop 4-8 cloves of the roasted garlic, and add it into the food processor as well.
  6. Pulse the food processor until smooth and creamy.
  7. Once the dip is smooth, add in the kale and blend for just for a few seconds until the kale is broken down.
  8. Turn your oven to HIGH broil and pour the dip into a small oven-safe baking dish.  Sprinkle with the remaining 1/3 cup of grated Parmesan.
  9. Broil until golden brown and bubbly, about 7-10 minutes.
  10. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!
Some other favorites for a big game or red carpet event:

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xo natasha


  1. This looks awesome!! My husband always wants to try new homemade dips, always looking for healthy options!

  2. yum! sounds so good. i love dips! xo jillian - cornflake dreams