Roasted Kalettes with Garlic Parmesan Dip
Roasted Kalettes with Garlic Parmesan Dip are kalettes roasted until crispy, and served with a creamy, light garlic parmesan dip. They’re completely addictive!
I just recently discovered Kalettes from an article in Food Network Magazine in early 2014, and I was lucky enough to get my hands on some. I had luck finding them at Trader Joe’s in the fall, and now I’ve been finding them regularly at a nearby Whole Foods.
Thank goodness, because I’m completely obsessed with these Roasted Kalettes!
If you haven’t heard about kalettes yet, they are a brussels sprout – kale hybrid. If you love brussels sprouts and kale the way I do, you’ll absolutely love these.
And they’re kinda pretty, too!
The kalettes in these photos don’t show the huge leaves they often have…these are from the batch I got in November. The brand I’ve been finding at Whole Food are even darker green with gigantic leaves on some…perfect for making crispy kale-style chips.
Basically, kalettes have a mild cabbage flavor like brussels sprouts, with robust, hearty green leaves like kale. Some are big, some are small, and when those big leaves get roasted in the oven, you’ve got instant kale chips. And the caramelized brussels sprout action is going on too.
They’re highly addicting to say the least.
I’ll go so far as to say that I don’t need dip with these roasted kalettes at all — all they need is olive oil, salt and pepper, and they’re perfect. BUT, if you want to take them to the next level and make a full-fledged veggie snack or appetizer out of them, then serving them with dip is the right thing to do.
I don’t want to take anything away from this dip — it’s perfectly creamy and flavorful with garlic and freshly grated parmesan, and comes together in a whopping 5 minutes.
You can whir it in a food processor if you want it nice and smooth, but I went the lazy route and just gave it a stir instead of whir. 😉
This dip is fabulous with carrots, celery, or pretty much any vegetable out there, and you’re going to need more veggies to serve with it because the roasted kalettes are gonna go fast. I speak from experience. 🙂
After this photo shoot, I ate half of them myself, then my youngest son came in the room and ate the rest — without dip! When you see kalettes, scoop up a bag — or maybe all of them.
They’re addicting, but they’re an addiction of the very best kind.
More brussels sprouts and kale recipes you’ll love:
How to Cook Kalettes by Le Coin de Mel
Crispy Roasted Kalettes with Garlic Parmesan Dip
For the kalettes:
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 6 ounces kalettes halved if large, left whole if small
- salt and pepper to taste
For the dip:
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup Vegenaise or mayo*
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan
- salt and pepper to taste
Prepare the kalettes:
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place the kalettes on a large rimmed baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Roast on the middle rack of the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until caramelized and crispy.
Prepare the dip:
- Place the Greek yogurt, Vegenaise, garlic, lemon juice, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, and pinch of cayenne pepper in a medium bowl and stir to combine. Add the parmesan cheese and stir until incorporated. Taste the dip and add salt and pepper, as needed.
- Serve the kalettes warm with the dip and enjoy!
- *I use Vegenaise as I prefer it to mayo, but whatever mayo you have on hand may be substituted.
- Any type of fresh veggies are great with this dip as well!
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
34 Comments on “Roasted Kalettes with Garlic Parmesan Dip”
never heard of kalettes before! thanks Marcie for introducing me to these, I shall keep my open when I go to Whole Foods next! they look so pretty!
Thank you, Manali! You will love them! 🙂
Woooah I’ve never had kalettes before but this sounds like my dream veggie chip!! I need to track these down and make some because they sound totally delicious.
I hope you find some, Rachel! They are a dreamy veggie chip. 🙂
I love the pretty colors! I’ve never tried kalettes before but I adore brussels sprouts and kale. Roasting them sounds perfect especially with the garlic parm dip!
They are pretty, aren’t they? These are my favorite vegetable right now for sure, so I need to learn to buy multiple bags at once! Hope you have a great weekend, Kelly! 🙂
I’ve never heard of kalettes before, but they sound delicious! I will have to look for them the next time I go to TJs. I love that you roasted them and paired it with this dip! Sounds like the perfect appetizer for a Friday night. Pinned!
I haven’t seen them at TJ’s since the first time — now Whole Foods is the only place I see them. I hope you find them, Gayle! This is definitely a pretty low guilt appetizer. 🙂
We adore kale chips and I’m sure we’d love these too. Definitely got to find me some kalettes. And that dip looks heavenly!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Thank you, Melanie, and I hope you find yourself some soon! 🙂
YUM!!! This looks amazing!! Such a lovely, healthy recipe!! LOVE it! 🙂
Thank you, Cailee! It’s so nice when an appetizer can be so healthy! 🙂
Oh my gosh, these Kalettes are so darn cute! I have got to keep my eye out for them the next time I’m at Whole Foods. And that garlic parmesan dip sounds amazing. Yum!
I find them at Whole Foods in Lafayette all the time, Natalie…that’s close to you, too! Thanks, and have a wonderful weekend!
Marcie you have perfect timing! I just saw kalettes yesterday at the grocery store for the first time! And was all huh, I wonder what to do with those!
And now I have a recipe – this does look addicting! And that dip!
That really is great timing! Kalettes are so funky looking aren’t they? (but still pretty, of course). I have yet to try them any other way because I live for those crispy leaves. haha Have a great weekend, Ashley!
Oh my goodness this is just the type of thing i would love to make. And i love the sweet potato with the poached egg on top. I’ve tried it before, not as pretty of course, but it was good!
Thank you, Kelsey! The kalettes were so good with the poached egg and sweet potato — I definitely need to do that again soon!
I am obsessed with kalettes and love to roast them. Next time, I will definitely have to try this recipe with that garlic parmesan dip. Perfection!
I love them roasted so much I haven’t tried them any other way yet — I’ll get there some day I suppose! 🙂
Oh my goodness! I have to try these kalettes! Love the garlic parmesan dip. I think I would want to drown those kalettes in it!
I loved dipping the kalettes in the dressing, but I didn’t want those crispy leaves to get soft! I was very strategic about it. haha
I love how you can make something so healthy look SO good Marcie! These I have to try!
I’m so intrigued by these kalettes! They look delicious and I love what you’ve done with them. Roasted veggies are where it’s at 🙂
Thanks so much for sharing Marcie! I’ve never tried kalettes, but after seeing them and the recipe on your blog I know I have to! And the sauce sounds like the perfect addition to them! Pinned!
Oooh, my goodness, I bet these are perfect! Both brussels and kale are great roasted, of course, so I can only imagine the beautiful salty crisp these have on them. I would gladly slap a bowl of these for popcorn during my next movie-watching session!
I’ve been dying to try kalettes but haven’t found them yet!! Of course I was at Whole Foods yesterday and totally forgot to look for them. Yours look awesome and that dip sounds amazing. Must… find…
I hope you find them soon — they’re so addicting, so buy a few bags! 🙂
I’ve never heard of kalettes, but I love kale and brussels! Ant that dip? Yes please! I can’t wait to try!
Thank you, Rachelle! I hope you get your hands on some kalettes soon! 🙂
I had absolutely no idea what kalettes were. Thanks for schooling me. They look really delish!
Kalettes are amazing, Jocelyn! I hope you get to try them soon. 🙂
Thank you, Catherine! My son and I polished off this entire plate after I took the photos. 🙂