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Lean Green Kale Hummus (Vegan, Gluten Free) + Friday Catch All

This Lean Green Kale Hummus is vegan, gluten free, high in protein, and perfect for your St. Patrick’s Day Party or any time you want a superfood boost! Check out my Friday Catch All at the end of the post!

Lean Green Kale Hummus (Gluten Free, Vegan)

This Lean Green Kale Hummus is vegan, gluten free, high in protein, and perfect for your St. Patrick's Day Party or any time you want a superfood boost! @suzlyfe

Ok, so you know that Alex and I LOVE hummus. LOVE it. Like guacamole, I used to not really like it (or, at the very least, it didn’t like me), but after giving my body and tastebuds time, I now love both of those things. Something else I have come around to? Kale. I used to only like it steamed with lemon juice, but now? Give it to me in a soup, give it to me raw, and now…. give it to me in hummus!

Warm weather rocks! We love our snack plate dinners of veggies, chips, and hummus on our balcony!1

I miss our al fresco hummus dinners!

I recently got a helluva lot of kale (getting me excited for my CSA this summer!), and so I needed to come up with a way to use it. Plus, I just so happened to have a can of garbanzo beans languishing in my cupboard. Well, that doesn’t take too much imagination, does it? 

This Lean Green Kale Hummus is vegan, gluten free, high in protein, and perfect for your St. Patrick's Day Party or any time you want a superfood boost! @suzlyfe

Even better? This Kale Hummus recipe is the perfect base for something else super tasty and awesome, which will be coming at you soon!

All you need here is a food processor. Well, you probably also need a can opener. And the will not to eat the entire thing at once. This kale hummus recipe is vegan, gluten free, and approved for just about everything, lol. I LOVED it with the blue corn chips (on sale at the grocery store, natch).  Get the kale hummus recipe below, and then DIG IN!

This Lean Green Kale Hummus is vegan, gluten free, high in protein, and perfect for your St. Patrick's Day Party or any time you want a superfood boost! @suzlyfe

Want other dip recipes? Try my Wine Pumpkin Hummus, my BBQ Chicken Sausage Guacamole, or a super oldy, my Sweet Potato Hummus.

Looking for another way to get in veggies without even thinking? Make my allergy friendy Cauliflower Crust!

Use this recipe to make my Baked Kale Falafel!

Lean Green Kale Hummus (Gluten Free, Vegan)

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This Lean Green Kale Hummus is vegan, gluten free, high in protein, and perfect for your St. Patrick's Day Party or any time you want a superfood boost!

You'll Need...

  • 6 cups (6 oz) Fresh Kale
  • 1 can (15.3 oz) Garbanzo Beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbsp Garlic Powder OR 1-3 cloves Garlic (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried Parsley or 2 Tbsp fresh Parsley
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried Cilantro or 2 Tbsp fresh Cilantro
  • dash of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter or Nut Butter of Choice (optional)
  • Olive Oil to taste


  1. Add ingredients to food processor and process until desired texture. Serve and enjoy!
This Kale Hummus recipe is easy and healthy for any snack plate! #vegan #glutenfree #recipe Click To Tweet

Now, let’s wrap up the week with the Friday Catch All.

1) Apparently, I’m all about the green food and drinks this week (I’m just a trendsetter, I have a feeling that everyone will be doing the green food and drinks thing soon. Just you watch! ;D Case in point: This margarita the size of my head (and the guacamole that went with it).  I obviously ate far too much of the kale hummus as well! As well as what I used some of it to create… after having a snack. I HAVE NO CONTROL. #allforyoshi



2) Speaking of green things, Yoshi gets implanted tomorrow. My little embryos qualified for a 5 day transfer, so that means that we go in tomorrow. Continuing to freak out. Obviously eating my feelings. Honestly don’t care.

3) Winter has returned, and the forecast for the weekend/Sunday/Monday states “Flurries or a snow squall.” So, either we will be wandering around in a delightful sprinkling of snow, or we will be stuck inside trying to right it all out. By the end of the week? Back to the 50s. WINTER YOU ARE SOOOOOO DRUNK.

4) Did I mention I am nervous? Oh, yeah, guess I did. Ummmmmmm ok, f it. I am nervous.

5) OH I know. Alex and I got to see an old Med school friend of ours (the husband of the couple that I stayed with the first night that I was in Minneapolis for the Twin Cities Marathon), and it was just lovely to see him. They need to come back this summer so we can actually have a real visit (he was here for interviews, and I had just helped Alex with that marg and was very sleepy). 

In other news, my mom is coming for my entire birthday weekend! Alex is going to be in Austin for a bachelor party, and he basically forbade me from going (sorry, Carla and Nicole and Lauren), so when my mom asked when might be a good time to come up, I jumped on that opportunity! GIRL PARTY

Miss a post from the week? Get caught up:

That’s all I got for now. Right now I am stress eating and drinking and trying not to think about things. So, distract me in the comments! Have a great weekend!

Distract me with something fun and fascinating!!

Kale, Hummus, Kale Hummus–you in?

Linking up with Foodie Friday (Farrah, Annmarie, Esther, and Jess), Meatless Monday (Sarah and Deborah) and another Meatless Monday (Annmarie and Dixya), Food and Fitness Sunday (Ilka and Angela).

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  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    Yay for green food and I’ll be thinking about you. All the best vibes with the transfer!
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    March 10, 2017 at 5:11 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! On all levels

      March 10, 2017 at 8:01 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Mile by Mile

    Try to keep as busy as possible this weekend and dont even think twice about stress eating- you need the fuel for what your body might be about to do! Its like carbo loading during the marathon taper- you’re not running as much but need to store up extra calories for the big event.
    Lisa @ Mile by Mile recently posted…Trying New Things and HRM ComparisonMy Profile

    March 10, 2017 at 5:42 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hear you–that is pretty much my mindset as well! xoxo

      March 10, 2017 at 8:00 am
  • Reply Christina @

    I’ve just recently found your blog and am loving reading about your story – I love your mix of honesty / openness and humor! This hummus looks great and I will be thinking of you and hope everything goes GREAT with the implantation!!!
    Christina @ recently posted…Operation Bring Friday BackMy Profile

    March 10, 2017 at 6:03 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am so glad that you found me, Christina! You are too sweet πŸ˜€ And thank you!

      March 10, 2017 at 7:58 am
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    Good luck tomorrow! I hope Yoshi likes kale!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…5 Signs That You Might be a Trendy RunnerMy Profile

    March 10, 2017 at 6:11 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! I hope so too πŸ˜€

      March 10, 2017 at 7:58 am
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    Well you know I love this recipe! The apple cider vinegar gives it a little zing. Good luck tomorrow πŸ™‚
    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner recently posted…5 Steps To A Better Night’s Sleep + Sleep Swag GiveawayMy Profile

    March 10, 2017 at 6:39 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I tell you want–it makes such a difference!

      March 10, 2017 at 7:57 am
  • Reply jennifer

    This looks like a good way to use up a bunch of kale!!! I’m thinking it might also make a good sauce on pasta or zoodles
    jennifer recently posted…Healthy Options to Fuel Fitness at Pollo TropicalMy Profile

    March 10, 2017 at 6:50 am
  • Reply Jamie

    Yay for your mama to come visit!!!!!!!! Here’s what I’ll be doing today for your distraction pleasure: baking a cake. That’s it. It’s for Jody’s birthday and I always go super fancy and this time I picked a doozy. It really is going to take alllllll day. It’s an almond amaretto cake with three layers and special mousse filling and amaretto buttercream icing. It better be AMAZING or we’re buying cupcakes at Publix and calling it a night.
    Jamie recently posted…7 Perks to Traveling With Your Special Needs ChildMy Profile

    March 10, 2017 at 7:02 am
  • Reply Jen

    I’m alllllll about the hummus. I bet the kale tastes awesome! Every time I see a recipe with kale, I always think of the Jim Gaffigan skit about kale! Hah!
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    March 10, 2017 at 7:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I will have to look it up!

      March 10, 2017 at 7:56 am
  • Reply Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs

    I’m a huge hummus fan (currently have 3 containers in my fridge…not for long lol!). This sounds delicious and perfect for the St. Patty season (and yes, there is a St. Patrick’s season). Have fun with your mom (and your birthday!).
    Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs recently posted…My 5 Marathon Bucket List (and Reverse List) Plus the Race Plan for the YearMy Profile

    March 10, 2017 at 7:16 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I hear you–there is definitely a St. Paddy’s season! I can’t wait until my mom comes!

      March 10, 2017 at 7:56 am
  • Reply Kimberly G

    I love hummus but have never tried kale hummus. What an awesome way to get in some extra vegetables!
    Kimberly G recently posted…Fitness Trends: What Should I Try?My Profile

    March 10, 2017 at 7:57 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    For the sake of both of our sets of nerves—I’m going radio silent!🀐
    Here’s a big hug (πŸ€—)
    A bigger kiss😘
    And a biggest prayer πŸ™
    You go girl!

    March 10, 2017 at 7:58 am
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      March 10, 2017 at 8:06 am
  • Reply Cora

    Whooooaaa. Nut butter in a hummus!? This is definitely the craziest hummus recipe I’ve seen. But I am all for crazy. Though I’d be even more for it if I could find myself one of those HUGHASS margaritas! Holy balls man!! Winter can probably take a chill pill on the margaritas though. For frig sake its getting ridiculous here.
    Cora recently posted…Eats From the Week and Adding CaloriesMy Profile

    March 10, 2017 at 8:22 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Seriously! And yes! Use nut butter instead of tahini!

      March 10, 2017 at 8:27 am
  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    Woah I cant wait to make this! I just got a big bag of kale too! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Winter is so drunk this year–it was 65 here yesterady and its currently sleeting and snowing today! Go home, winter!
    Heather @ Polyglot Jot recently posted…Foodie Friday: Tofu BaconMy Profile

    March 10, 2017 at 8:34 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Whoooa whoa whoa. now THAT is crazy!

      March 12, 2017 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Laura

    That hummus is genius! Deep breaths, one day at a time. Thinking of you!!
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    March 10, 2017 at 8:43 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You got it, Lady.

      March 12, 2017 at 11:29 am
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Yay for kaleeeee!!! It gives me super powers!!! Go get a massage, have a good dinner and go make a baby!
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    March 10, 2017 at 8:54 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I will tell Alex that you gave me those orders πŸ˜€

      March 12, 2017 at 11:28 am
  • Reply Suzy

    It’s your birthday weekend this weekend? Or is it next? Either or, I hope you have such a good one and man oh man I’m glad your mama is coming up for it! Super excited for you for the embryo transfer! I’d be so nervous too!!! It’s so cool how you know exactly what’s happening inside of your body (and outside) with each step. All the best, all the love, all the positive thoughts, vibes, even my farts will have good juju for you this weekend. XO
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    March 10, 2017 at 9:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Haha nope in a month. SEcond weekend of April. Thank you for your farts.

      March 12, 2017 at 11:28 am
  • Reply Sandra Laflamme

    So many positive thoughts headed your way my friend!!! Oh and love that Kale hummus recipe. Can’t wait to get my kale going again in my garden this summer!
    Sandra Laflamme recently posted…Boston Marathon Training is Back on Track!My Profile

    March 10, 2017 at 9:16 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you Sandra! I bet you have the best garden ever.

      March 12, 2017 at 11:27 am
  • Reply Emily

    Kale is such a cool vegetable; and I’ve never had it in a hummus. I LOVE hummus and guac; they make the perfect dips or toppings for crackers or sandwiches or salads.

    And I’m praying hard for you, praying for a miracle if it be God’s will!
    Emily recently posted…WIAW: The Very Darkest Parts of RecoveryMy Profile

    March 10, 2017 at 9:19 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, my dear Emily. LOVE YOU

      March 12, 2017 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Lacey@fairytalesandfitness

    That sounds so tasty and healthy! I would never have thought of putting those together. I wish I would have read this before I went to the store. I have the beans but no kale. I may have to make a trip back now.
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    March 10, 2017 at 9:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahaha I think it is warranted!

      March 12, 2017 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Linda @ Veganosity

    LOVE kale hummus! You can eat your feelings all day long with this recipe. πŸ™‚ I’ll be thinking of you and sending lots of Yoshi vibes your way this week.
    Linda @ Veganosity recently posted…Homemade Green Apple JuiceMy Profile

    March 10, 2017 at 10:45 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Lady! I will do so πŸ˜€

      March 12, 2017 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    It’s not stress eating, it’s fueling your body up! I hope the transfer and everything goes well for you! And yessss kale hummus. My lunch today will be a kale and hummus sandwich, so this is just perfect. Have a great weekend!
    Laura @ This Runner’s Recipes recently posted…Friday ThriveMy Profile

    March 10, 2017 at 1:23 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      #greatminds! I’m definitely fueling up πŸ˜€

      March 12, 2017 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Emily Weir

    What a great idea! I’m always looking for new ways to utilize my leftover kale and we KILL some hummus in our house.

    March 10, 2017 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Annmarie

    You know I love me some kale, this looks delicious!
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    March 10, 2017 at 2:34 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It is especially loveable this way!

      March 12, 2017 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Ange // Cowgirl Runs

    I love hummus in ANY form!
    <3 <3 your way for tomorrow!! xoxo
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    March 10, 2017 at 3:16 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    That hummus looks amazeballs.

    But seriously, let’s talk about winter. IS IT OVER YET?!
    Rachel recently posted…5 Awesome Activities for Your Bucket ListMy Profile

    March 10, 2017 at 7:10 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’ll just be inside, eating hummus.

      March 12, 2017 at 11:19 am
  • Reply Hannah

    I think there’s enough kale in that hummus to qualify it as a salad. As long as I eat the whole batch myself, of course.
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    March 11, 2017 at 5:58 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And then you are getting all the protein and fiber as well. BEST FOOD EVER

      March 12, 2017 at 11:18 am
  • Reply Farrah

    Ahhh! Hooray for CSAs! I found one that’s actually pretty close to me, but…quite unfortunately, it requires physical pickup on one weekday evening every week and I can’t be there because I will pretty much always be working during that time. (Sigh!) Somedayyy!!!

    I’d never have thought to use kale in hummus, but this looks awesome!
    Farrah recently posted…Turkey Sausage Mushroom Pizza with Sourdough CrustMy Profile

    March 12, 2017 at 1:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Girl, it is awesome. Well, that is annoying about the lack of link up with your pick up time. Can someone else get it for you??

      March 12, 2017 at 11:17 am
  • Reply dixya @food, pleasure, and health

    this is a great way to boost the nutrition of hummus!!!
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    March 13, 2017 at 10:28 am
  • Reply Ilka

    I was drooling over this Kale Hummus on Instagram already!! How come I never thought about adding kale to my hummus? Such a fantastic idea! Pinning, stumbling and making it! #YUM
    Ilka recently posted…Sunday Fitness & FoodMy Profile

    March 13, 2017 at 11:50 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      we’ve already made it TWICE!

      March 14, 2017 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply vicki

    This looks super tastey!
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    March 13, 2017 at 4:05 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Vicki, it is delicious!

      March 14, 2017 at 1:26 pm
  • Reply Barrie

    Yes- I would be happy with that giant Marg. and a plate of kale hummus! Perfect!

    March 13, 2017 at 9:31 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I mean, it can only be a recipe for happiness, right?

      March 14, 2017 at 1:25 pm
  • Reply

    Love hummus! Love this recipe.

    Lady Lynne eats tons of the stuff too. Another reason you two would get on famously! πŸ™‚ recently posted…Potato Mushroom and Onion SkilletMy Profile

    March 14, 2017 at 12:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And why aren’t you stopping in Chicago?

      March 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Mackenzie

    Ohhhh yummmmmy! I love all your hummus recipes- so unique!!! Good luck with the implantation <3 Thanks for keeping us updated, Suz!

    March 16, 2017 at 12:23 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You know I love to mix it up! Thanks, Mackenzie!

      March 17, 2017 at 8:27 am

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