How To Make: Kale Chips

how to make kale chips

I have been on a major kale kick lately. For some reason, I just can’t get enough of it! So today, I wanted to share with you {one of} my favorite ways to enjoy kale – which would be in the form of Kale Chips!

got kaleclean kale

kale stalk

I start by pulling off the leaves of the kale off the stalk so it ends up looking something like the above photo.

{Psst – I save the kale stalk & use it in my green juice – don’t waste!}

step by step kale chips

1) It starts with a quick & easy process of  rinsing the kale –  give it a good wash!

 2) Then I put it in my salad spinner – it’s important to make sure the kale isn’t damp before it goes in the oven, the extra moisture from the H20 can keep it from getting crispy!

3) Next up, add the kale to a baking pan & drizzle some evoo on the kale so it does get a good crunch when in the oven –  do you like our new oil drizzler? Cute, right?!

4) Follow that up with adding the seasoning of your choice – I love to add Garlic Gold’s Parmesan Nuggets, they are my absolute favorite & give the perfect hint of flavor

5) Mix everything together so the kale is evenly coated, add to the oven at 350 for about 12-15 minutes – when you shake the pan, you should be able to hear the crackle of the kale’s crunch – that’s when you know it’s done!

before after kale

And here is what the finish product should look like on your plate. The vibrant, beautiful green from the kale turns a bit dark & it does shrink in size, but it all adds to the crispy crunch you get from the evoo & the baking. It’s the perfect {healthy} addition to any meal – because kale is pretty amazing for your diet!

pile of kalekale crunch

I enjoy mine with a side of ketchup, not sure why – but it’s awesome.

kale and ketchup


What would be your favorite seasoning/topping to add to kale chips?



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  • Reply Patty O March 12, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Who would have thought that kale could be made into a crunchy, healthy snack?
    Maybe some ranch dressing to dip in might be tasty!

  • Reply Katalin June 1, 2013 at 3:31 am

    Hi Leslie! I love this post, and the very first time I made kale chips because of you! It was a success and I loved it! I also linked your post to my blog! Keep up the good work! 🙂

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