Crispy Kale Chips
These healthy kale chips are the perfect snack when you feel like something savoury, crunchy and salty.
- 150 g curly kale
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
- 1 pinch chili flakes optional
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 1 pinch flaky sea salt
- Preheat oven to 175degC/350 Fahrenheit. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Cut kale leaves from the tough stalks. Tear kale leaves into roughly 3-4cm bite-sized pieces and pat dry with paper towels. Toss kale with oil, chilli flakes and sesame seeds in prepared baking tray. Season with just a pinch of flakey salt (they’re quite delicate, so be careful not to over-salt them).
- Lay in a single layer on prepared baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes until crispy. They will go a dark green lour with a little brown around the edges – be careful not to burn them or they will risk tasting bitter, so watch carefully and take them out as soon as they are done! If they are not done after 10-12 minutes, you can keep cooking them for 1 minute extra at a time until they are crispy, but watch them carefully.
- Serve in a bowl for a tasty, salty, crispy snack!
Kale is a super-food and is also known as the ‘Queen of Greens’ as it’s packed full of vitamin K, folate and fibre – and has more iron than beef per gram. Unlike deep-fried potato chips, these kale chips are baked so are a much healthier option, but with that same satisfying crunch. You could add whatever flavouring you like – a cajun spice mix would be nice, or a little dusting of garlic powder perhaps? Watch my YouTube video below for how to create this recipe.