Whether you need a quick, pretty appetizer or an easy afternoon snack, these little bites will fit the bill nicely.

Gourmet Bites With Creamy Kale

Yield: 8 "towers"

Serving Size: Serves 8

Gourmet Bites With Creamy Kale


For the kale spread:
½ cup kale leaves
4 olives
5 Tbsp. raw nuts of your choice (no peanuts)
1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
2 Tbsp. non-dairy milk (hemp, almond, rice, soy)
1 tsp. lemon juice
½ Tbsp. tamari
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
Pinch black pepper
For the towers:
2 organic Roma tomatoes
1 organic zucchini
½ tsp. organic garlic powder
20-25 organic basil leaves
1 Tbsp. black sesame seeds
1 Tbsp. low-sodium tamari


Blend all the spread ingredients in a food processor and put aside.

Thinly slice the tomatoes and zucchini using either a mandolin or a sharp knife.

Place about 8 zucchini slices on a flat tray or serving dish, add a couple of drops of tamari, and add a tomato slice on top of each zucchini slice. 

Next, sprinkle garlic powder, some kale spread, and then a basil leaf on top of each tomato slice.  Repeat the process a few more times and top each tower with some more kale spread and sprinkle with black sesame seeds.

Eat raw or bake for 15 min at 400°F.

Recipe Type:
Naked! Low fat, Whole Food, Plant-based, Vegan, Organic, Sustainable.

Approved for:
Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, Weigh Loss, Athletics, Optimum Health.

Free of:
Animals, Eggs, Dairy & Lactose, Sugar, Salt, Oil, Peanuts, Gluten, Wheat, GMOs, Alcohol, Chemicals, Colorants Additives.

This recipe holds the Naked Food Seal of Approval, as it has been prepared with all organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and plant-based ingredients. The Naked Food Seal of Approval stands for 100% Real Food.

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