How to Make Kale Chips
Have you decided to go on a health kick lately? If so, you're probably interested in adding more nutritious snacks and side dishes to your meals. Below we go over how to make kale chips so that you can enjoy a delicious and healthy treat at home!
Kale has become a very popular food item in the health and fitness realm within recent years. So when you're out grocery shopping, don't forget to throw in that perfect head of kale into your shopping cart and be sure you have sea salt and some olive oil on hand.
Yield: 2 cups of kale chips
Prep Time: 5 mins.
Cook Time: 20 mins.
The Nutrition Behind Kale Chips
If you’re not convinced about adding kale chips to your diet yet, you'll be pleased to know you can greatly benefit from their nutritious value. For example, kale has a lot of antioxidants such as carotenoids, which can reduce your risk of cataracts, atherosclerosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In addition, kale can provide you with plenty of vitamin K and a number of B vitamins.
Step #1. Prepare Ingredients
Step #2. Cut the Kale into Pieces
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the kale leaves from the stems and then cut into pieces. Place them in a large bowl. (Keep in mind they will shrink quite a bit in the oven so keep the pieces large.)
Step #3. Mix the Kale Pieces with Olive Oil
Add olive oil and mix until all of the leaves are coated.
Step #4. Sprinkle with Sea Salt
Sprinkle the kale pieces with sea salt.
Step #5. Transfer Kale to Baking Sheet
Spread the kale out onto a baking sheet.
Step #6. Bake the Kale Pieces
Bake for 10 minutes. Turn them over using tongs and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until the kale chips are crispy.
Step #7. Remove from Oven & Serve
Remove from oven. Add a bit more salt if desired and serve.
You can make a salad or a burger taste extra great when crispy, kale chips are added to the mix. In fact, you'll find that your dried kale chips can be added to almost anything you want to add extra crunch to, or simply snack on them on their own.
If you're looking to make this healthy kale snack, try them with different seasonings. In our house, we think adding sea salt is the best way to enjoy them, but you can get adventurous and pick and choose what type of ingredients you want to add to your kale chips. Do you like garlic? Or is Parmesan cheese your favorite topping? Like a smaller, milder bite? Try making these chips with baby kale. Either of these choices could make your chips taste even more delicious!
How to Make Kale Chips
- 1 kale head
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- Sea salt
- Baking sheet
- Large bowl
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the kale leaves from the stems and then cut into pieces. Place them in a large bowl. (Keep in mind they will shrink quite a bit in the oven so keep the pieces large.)
- Add olive oil and mix until all of the leaves are coated.
- Sprinkle the kale pieces with sea salt.
- Spread the kale out onto a baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Turn them over using tongs and bake for another 10-15 minutes, until the kale chips are crispy.
- Remove from oven. Add a bit more salt if desired and serve.
Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.
I am Joss, the creator and editor of In the Kitch. I am inviting you on this food journey with me to learn, grow and bring out that inner chef in you. I hope to inspire you to get creative in your own kitchen!