Tuesday, March 8, 2016


This recipe is not your typical Irish dish but the color was so lovely I thought why not add it for St. Patrick's Day. I've always been someone who thinks outside the box and I'm sure you won't find this on a St. Patrick's Day recipe list! It's healthy and I loved it. My friend Chi- Ling is a vegan and this is the perfect to make when she comes to lunch with the girls.

The kale in my garden is doing great. I spotted the recipe on
Apron Strings. I just noticed Donna's Irish foodie friend sent an Irish Blessing-

May your souffles rise to meet you,
May your colcannon be first rate,
May you find joy in every Irish stew, and

May nothing but deliciousness be found on your plate!


4 cups chopped kale leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil ( Donna used coconut oil)
2 cans (15 ounces each) garbanzo beans, drained
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Juice of two limes
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper sauce
1 teaspoon salt
Honey- to taste
A little water- as needed

 English or regular cucumber rounds- cut to about 1/3 inch thick*

Parsley laves for garnish


1- Wash and dry kale

2. In a medium sized sauce pan add olive oil. Add the kale leaves and saute over medium heat until the leaves are soft.

3. Remove leaves from the pan and set aside.

4- Add kale, lime juice, garlic, olive oil, cayenne and garbanzo beans to food processor.

5. Process until smooth. You might want to add a tiny bit of water at this point. 

6. Do a taste test and see if it needs honey. I added about 1/2 teaspoon but add the amount that you like.

7. Arrange the cucumber slices and spoon the hummus onto each slice.

8. Garnish with parsley.

* Depends on how large your cucumber is on how many slices you get. I used a medium sized cucumber.

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  1. This is such a neat idea!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  2. This looks so pretty. I can imagine it would look just perfect on a table set for St. Patrick's Day. With so many people eating healthier these days, it is sure to be a winner. What a cute Irish Blessing from Donna's Irish Foodie Friend.

    1. I really don't think it will be one of those recipes that people have to try but I liked it and spreading healthy recipes is always a good thing.

  3. This sounds like a really yummy appetizer!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe to make this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

  4. I love a bright, fresh, healthy green appetizer - and this is so festive for March!

  5. I pinned this for my next party. Everyone wants healthy appetizers.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  6. Isn't it great to go out and pick fresh vegetables, take them in and create something with them? Everything tastes SO much better with fresh picked produce too.

    Is your kale still doing well in the heat, Linda? That's something that likes cooler weather like spinach doesn't it?

    You've had a good year with your garden for your first try out of the gate huh? Gonna plant another one next year?

    Have I asked enough questions? SHEESH!

    I SO can't wait for our garden to get going again. SOON! :)

    1. Yes, it's still looking good. It's not gonna last long- temps climbing.

      Gonna miss my little garden. It did really well.

      Yes! I can't wait to see what else I can grow and plan to have Gabe build me another raised bed.

      You won't have to wait that long. It's getting really warm back home.

  7. What a nice twist on hummus! Thanks for sharing on healthy living link party!

  8. Such a delicious way to FIT THE KALE IN! ;)

  9. I don't recall seeing kale in the stores. I will have to check. It does look healthy.

  10. What a great appetizer! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. This looks so delicious! I would love for you to share at the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up at: http://www.marathonsandmotivation.com Pinned :-)

  12. What a delicious, fun and healthy appetizer or snack! Your Kale Hummus Cucumber Bites look so tasty! Thank you for sharing them with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Hope to 'see' you again this week!

  13. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  14. This looks like the perfect little bite of goodness! Especially if one was watching what they eat!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again tomorrow! Pinned!!

  15. Linda, Looks pretty and so easy to do! I think it would be an easy healthy lunch! Thanks so much for sharing your recipes with us at Brag About It! Pinned and tweeted to share.

  16. These look so perfect and pretty for Spring! Thanks so much for sharing them at Tasty Tuesday where you've been featured and pinned! Please come back!

    1. Thank you so very much for the feature!

      I look forward to sharing on Tasty Tuesday and appreciate you hosting.

      Have a blessed Easter,