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Chilli Kale Toast with Hummus

Chilli Kale Toast with Hummus

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Chilli Kale Toast with Hummus
Chilli Kale Toast with Hummus

Happy National Kale Day! Whether you always have kale in your fridge or you’ve never tried it, we have something special to share with you in celebration.

There are lots of reasons kale should have its own day of recognition! It’s a superfood that is packed with antioxidants, and is a source of iron. Kale also has vitamins A and K, which help take care of your bone health, skin and eyes. 

To celebrate, we wanted to share a favourite kale recipe with the SWEAT Community! This Chilli Kale Toast with Hummus recipe is fantastic for breakfast, brunch or an afternoon snack on a busy day. 

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Chilli Kale Toast with Hummus

Ingredients (makes 2 serves):

½ bunch (about 125g) curly kale
2 tbsp olive oil
½ garlic clove, crushed
½ tsp paprika
¼ tsp dried chilli flakes
sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
2 thick slices of sourdough bread
3-4 tbsp of your favourite hummus
lemon wedges, to serve

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (355°F) and line a baking tray with baking paper.

2. Wash the kale in cold water and set aside to dry. Trim the stems from the kale and tear into small bite sized pieces.

3. Whisk the 1 tablespoon of oil, garlic, paprika and chilli flakes together in a large bowl. Add the kale leaves and toss gently to coat, ensuring all the kale has been coated in the oil mixture.

4. Spread the kale out in a single layer on the lined baking tray. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the leaves are crisp, turning halfway through the cooking time. Remove from the oven and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

5. Meanwhile, heat a barbecue grill-plate or chargrill pan over medium-high heat. Lightly brush both sides of the sourdough with the remaining oil and cook for 1-2 minutes each side or until charred and toasted to your liking. Transfer to two serving plates.

6. To serve, spread the hummus over the charred sourdough bread and top with the chilli kale. Sprinkle over extra chilli flakes, if desired. Serve with lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy!

The combination of vitamins in kale make it fantastic for your skin. There are lots of ways to add it to your plate after National Kale Day, like making this breakfast for glowing skin. You can also try adding it to smoothies and salads for extra nutrients every day.  

Happy kale-ing!

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