Kale is a really diverse and delicious vegetable, that is packed full of goodness. It’s also easily grown, therefore the farmers markets are abundant with winter kale right now. Although I think it’s delicious, many people think it tastes terrible. So today’s edition of the snack series is making kale taste delicious, by turning them into chips.
Every recipe for kale chips is essentially the same, all you’re doing is roasting kale in the oven with some choice spices. For this recipe I used smoked paprika and sumac. The only thing I would recommend is to buy the kale fresh from a farmer, as supermarket kale seems to lose a lot of it’s taste.
Bunch of kale
Spices of your choosing
1. Preheat the oven to 120 degrees, wash the kale and let it dry.
2. Chop up the kale into preferred size for snacking.
3. Place kale on a tray, add the oil, spices and salt to your preferred taste.
4. Pop the kale in the oven for around 30 minutes, stir half way through. I’ve found that letting them roast in low temperature for longer, yields for a better result. Take them out of the oven and let them cool, and store them in a container for around 3 days.
Because these don’t store for long, kale chips aren’t ideal for meal prep. But they don’t take long to make and are extremely satisfying for those salty cravings. I absolutely love these kale chips as an alternative to potato chips, and I’m avoiding the waste in the process! Next up in the snack series I think will be homemade popcorn!
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