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Growing up I never played a team sport. I was a figure skater and I ran cross-country but I never played soccer, basketball, baseball etc…It’s hard to say if this happened because I have a very real fear of flying balls (true story) or because my parents never signed me up. As a result my interest in sports is virtually nonexistent.

white bean kale and artichoke dipBesides the Olympics I almost never watch sports. I like going to sporting events for the food and the excitement and you better bet I’ll tune in to watch Beyonce shut-it-down at the Superbowl but the rest of the time I’d rather be doing almost anything else. Fortunately I went to a college where it’s actually uncool to go watch our sports teams play. Except for hockey, but I still managed to make it to zero of those games.

white bean kale and artichoke dip 2I’ve gotten over the fact that I am not a team player and my dream of being the next Mia Hamm (she plays soccer right?) just isn’t going to happen. What I am sad about is that I’ve never had a chance to tail-gate. My friends who went to American schools got to experience stadiums full of cheering fans, public debauchery and just school spirit in general . Oh and let’s not talk about the lack of game day snacks in my life.

So today is my chance to contribute a healthy game-day snack. I have no idea what sports games are going on, but I know this dip and quinoa flatbread is all kinds of awesome that it really doesn’t matter. Go Leafs!


White Bean Kale & Artichoke Dip w/ Quinoa Flatbread

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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x



For the Dip:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups fresh baby kale (or baby spinach)
  • 6 artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 15 oz can of white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup 0% plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 T dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 parmesan cheese (or non-dairy cheese or nutritional yeast)

For the Flatbread:

  • 1 cup quinoa flour
  • 3 T ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup water


For the Dip:

  1. Boil a large pot of water.
  2. Once water is boiling submerge kale and let cook for 30-45 seconds or until all is wilted.
  3. Drain in colander in sink and immediately cover with cold water. Once kale has cooled, turn off water and let drain completely.
  4. Using a dish rag or paper towel squeeze out all moisture from kale. In the end you should have a ball that is about 2/3 of a cup.
  5. Chop up kale into small pieces.
  6. In a food processor blender combine white beans, lemon juice, greek yogurt, almond milk and mustard. Process until mixture is smooth (about 1-2 mins). Set aside.
  7. Heat up olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  8. Add in garlic and kale and sauté for 1 minute.
  9. Add in artichokes and sauté for another minute.
  10. Add in white bean puree and reduce heat to medium-low. Mixture will start to bubble and thicken. Stir occasionally for 3-5 mins or until preferred consistency is reached.
  11. Stir in cheese.
  12. Serve warm with flatbread and/or veggies.
  13. Will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge.

For the Flatbread:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients.
  3. Stir in water until thick batter produced.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone-mat.
  5. Scoop a 1/4 cup of batter onto each side of the baking sheet (2 flatbreads per sheet).
  6. Using a spatula spread mixture until it is a medium-sized circle (about 6 inches) that is a 1/4 inch thick.
  7. Bake for 12 mins.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 mins on sheet.
  9. Remove from sheet and cut into 4 triangles.
  10. Return triangles to baking sheet and bake for another 5 mins.
  11. Serve warm or let sit out to cool down and firm up.

What sport(s) did you play growing up? Are you a big sports fan?

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  1. love, love, lovvvvve this!!! I can’t do dairy, so do you think not putting in the greek yogurt would make a big difference?

    1. Thanks!!!! It definitely adds some creaminess but if you eat mayonnaise (eggs aren’t dairy right?) then you can use that or maybe mix in some mashed avocado? Let me know how it goes!

  2. I never did sport as a kid either :–( The only thing I do now is running, cycling, swimming and strength tranining… I hate team sports, but that’s probably because I’m the clumsiest thing ever uuugh And watching matches on TV? I despise that too… The food is the only part I do like hehehe. Dips like this one make my heart happy, yay! It looks phenomenal!

  3. Yum!
    I’ve been scouring the Internet looking for quinoa flour recipes since I bought some on a whim a while back!
    Shall try it and report back, it’s like over 100 degrees here at, this will make a lovely light tea for us!
    Thanks a bunch
    Amy 🙂

  4. I pretty much hate watching sports but I do love good tailgaiting food! This one looks right up my alley! 🙂

  5. This dip is right up my alley. Looks deeeee-lish my friend!

    I know I’m always saying this in my comments, but seriously, your recipe intros and humor in your posts in general always crack me up! I’m a big sports fan but mostly only closely follow football. Tailgating is a lot of fun! The good news is that you didn’t miss the chance — go to an NFL game sometime in your life when you’re in the states and tailgate. The key is to go with people you like — hanging out with cool peeps, eating & drinking… how could it not be a good time right?

  6. Quinoa flatbread has me mesmerized! And this dip = totally Delicious!
    Come down to Atlanta and we will find a tailgating party at the university close by 😉

  7. This looks SO GOOD omg love spinach ANYTHING dip. Don’t worry–I used to like sports and then stopped and now I could care less haha but I do enjoy going if only for the exciting environment.

  8. Soooo not a sports person growing up! I’ve grown to like hockey since dating the BF (and the rest of the time sports games are good for snuggling with a book while he yells at the TV). That never stopped me from hosting a super bowl party with my roomies in college and enjoying the game day food 🙂

    I’m going to have to make that flatbread ASAP because it sounds easy and amazing (and those are two of my favorite words to describe food!)

  9. Dip looks great, especially with all the garden veggies I can add to it! I’m a big basketball fan, it’s always been my sport of choice growing up and it’s extended to my adult life. We have season tickets to the Brooklyn Nets, so I see lots of basketball games, it’s really lots of fun, but even more? The great food at basketball games! 🙂