Kale Chips Recipe

June 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Blog, Brassicas, Leafy Greens, Recipes

I still have tons of kale growing out in the garden, and I wanted to use a lot of kale before it bolts. So, Denise & I had a relative over that suggested we make kale chips. We typically eat kale fresh in salad, but I have heard quite a bit about kale chips, so we decided to try them.




Sea Salt

Olive Oil

Dried Basil


1. Wash your kale, and remove any tough stems.


2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.


3. Add foil to cookie sheets.


4. Spray foil with non-stick cooking spray.


5. Lay out kale in single layer.

Kale ready to go in the oven


6. Add sea salt, basil, and drizzle olive oil.


7. Bake for 15-20 minutes.


After eating kale chips for the first time, I wondered why anyone would take an excellent vegetable with high nutrition value, and turn it into something unhealthy. Don’t get me wrong, they tasted fine, but potato or sweet potato chips would be just as bad for you, and taste a lot better. Denise & I will stick to eating our kale fresh.


Kale has become the “trendy” vegetable of late, and I wonder how much of the kale chip phenomenon is just marketing. Maybe this is a good way for people who want to eat kale, but really don’t like it to still say they eat kale. The bottom line is, if you don’t like kale don’t buy it or grow it, but if you do, eat it fresh.

Kale Chips


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