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Kale Balls with Creamy Dill Dip

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Kale Balls with Creamy Dill Sauce

Kale Balls with Creamy Dill Dip

Jessica Braider
These cuties make a fantastic healthy appetizer or a fun little side dish. Don’t be daunted by the use of the food processor, it makes the whole mixing and chopping “process” take about 1 minute instead of 10. Serve it with cucumber slices and grape tomatoes which are also good dunked in the creamy dip.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 248 kcal


  • 1 lb. kale or use spinach
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 piece wheat bread (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed)
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 scallion chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard (use wheat/gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. white or black pepper

Dill Sauce

  • 1/2 cup low fat sour cream or use plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill minced, or 1 Tbsp. dried
  • 1 clove garlic minced


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Toast the bread.
  • Stem the kale to remove the thickest stems by sliding your thumb and forefinger up the stems to remove the leaves. Steam it in a microwave-safe dish, covered, for 3 minutes or until it is completely wilted (no need to add water if the kale is wet from washing—otherwise add 1 Tbsp. water.)
  • Transfer the kale to a cutting board and chop it well, then transfer it to a food processor.
  • Chop and add the toasted bread, the cheese, egg, garlic, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper. Pulse it until it is thoroughly combined.
  • Using wet hands, for the mixture into golf ball sized balls and put them on the baking sheet (It should make about 20 balls.)
  • Bake them for 20 minutes until they are puffed and lightly browned.
  • Meanwhile, make the dipping sauce by combining the sour cream, mayonnaise, dill and garlic.
  • Add salt and pepper if desired, or 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice. Serve immediately.


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Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 11gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 569mgPotassium: 558mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 11857IUVitamin C: 110mgCalcium: 472mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Company/Entertaining, Fall, Gluten-Free, Holidays/Special Events, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Make-Ahead, Nut-Free, Side Dish, Snack/Appetizer, Spring, Vegetarian, Winter
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