This mouthwatering appetizer can be thrown together in 15 minutes!

The holidays.... they are vastly approaching and you know what that means. Holiday parties. With holiday parties comes holiday food. With holiday food comes loads of temptation and lots of creamy non compliant appetizers that would send our bodies into despair! I have so many fond memories of going to birthday parties, sleep overs, or football gatherings and crab dip would always be on the menu. I grew up in south Louisiana so crab has a special place in my heart and this is a way you can still enjoy this classic appetizer without any repercussions on your health! It is rich, it is savory, it is creamy, it is downright satisfying. With this kale and crab dip you won't even know that it is CEP compliant! 

Kale & Crab Dip (CEP, AIP, Paleo, Whole 30)

Prep Time  -  Cook Time  -  Total Time

  5 min          10 min             15 min


4 leeks (white parts only) diced 

3 garlic cloves ( minced ) 

4 Cups Baby kale 

2 Cups Lump crab meat (you can use canned as well)

2 lemons juiced, zested 

2 tsp. Garlic powder 

1 tsp. Salt 

3 Tbsp. coconut cream 

1 Tbsp. chives


1. Melt 2 Tbs. pork lard in a cast iron skillet on medium heat.

2. Sauté the minced garlic and leeks for a few minutes until fragrant. Wilt the kale. Add the lemon juice, zest, garlic powder and salt. Mix together. Let cook for a few minutes.

3. Add the crab meat and mix together well. Taste and adjust seasonings. 

4. Pour crab mixture into a baking dish and top with coconut cream and spread it. Broil the dip for 7-10 min (depending on your oven) until crispy on top.

5. Top with chives and serve immediately with plantain chips, veggies, beet chips, etc. 

**This makes enough dip to bring to a party. If you want a more personal serving size cut the recipe in half. 

Kellie is a wife, mamma, health coach, and recipe developer for MyCrazyJourney. Celiac disease, digestive issues and a plethora of food intolerances led her to AIP in 2014 and the CEP in 2017. She and her family have since adopted a modified version of these templates. Her goal is to inspire others to take their health into their own hands by cooking foods that are creative, fun, and contributive to health and wellness. Kellie's background is in art and education, but she has always had a passion for food and it's powerful healing properties. Many of her creations are inspired by her experiences and designed to be enjoyed by the entire family! You can find Kellie here at MyCrazyJourney writing guest posts and on Instagram.