Keto Kale Balls with Creamy Lemon Dip

Kale is a low-carb superfood loaded with vitamins and minerals. I try to incorporate (and sneak) it into all kinds of recipes like eggs, soups, and salads. My ultimate favorite kale dish is Keto Kale Balls with Creamy Lemon Dip. They’re yummy alone, or with a marina dip, but I find that the sweet and zesty lemon dip is the perfect accompaniment. You can serve these as a main dish, an easy on-the-go snack, or as a crowd-pleasing appetizer.

The recipe below makes 12 kale balls.

Kale is packed with Vitamins A, C, K & B, fatty acids, lutein, phosphorus, potassium and zinc

Ingredients

For the kale balls:

8 cups (about 80 grams) chopped kale

2 sausages (about 95 grams total) – I use turkey sausages but you could use any keto sausage

2 eggs

3/4 cup shredded cheese

2 tablespoons almond flour

2 tablespoons psyllium husk (if you don’t have psyllium just double the almond flour)

1/8 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes

For the Creamy Lemon Dip:

2 Tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon italian seasoning

1/4 teaspoon sweetener (I use monk fruit/erythritol blend)

Directions

For the kale balls:

  1. Heat skillet to medium heat on stovetop. Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Remove sausages from their casings and add them to the skillet. Chop them into small pieces with a spatula as they cook.
  4. Wash and chop kale and place in a strainer to remove excess moisture.
  5. While sausages are cooking, grate cheese and set aside.
  6. In a large bowl, scramble eggs. Add almond flour, psyllium husk and spices to the eggs and continue to scramble.
  7. Once sausages are fully cooked, add the kale to the skillet with the sausages.
  8. Saute kale/sausage mixture, stirring with spatula frequently. Cook for about 5 minutes or until kale has decreased to about half its original size.
  9. Remove kale/sausage mixture from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  10. Add cooled kale/sausage mixture to the egg mixture. Fold in the grated cheese.
  11. Roll 12 evenly sized balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  12. Bake for 25 minutes or until light golden. *Optional: broil for about 1 minute to add a deeper golden color prior to removing from oven.

For the Creamy Lemon Dip:

  1. Combine mayo, lemon juice, seasoning, and sweetener in a small bowl. Serve aside kale balls.

Net Carbs are carbohydrates that are absorbed by the body. Net Carbs are calculated by subtracting Dietary Fiber from Total Carbohydrates.

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