Kale Chips – Addictive and Easy

There is something intriguingly addictive about kale chips. It might be that they are salty and crunchy and good for you – but once I start munching on them I can not stop until the batch is gone. One large bunch of kale does not make much so you may want to make a few batches if you have a group to feed. This is the most simple preparation and takes about 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375 F. Take a large bunch of green kale and remove the large stems from the center of the leaves.

Kale

Kale

Stems removed

Stems removed

Tear the leaves into rough bite size pieces. Put all of the leaves into a lettuce washer and clean in a few changes of cold water. Spin dry. Place the leaves into a bowl sprinkle with olive oil and salt – toss to coat the leaves. You do not need a lot of olive oil. Just enough to toss without any remaining in the bowl. Spread these out on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. If you don’t have parchment paper – make these right on the cookie sheet – I just like the easy clean-up that parchment provides. The next time you are at the grocery store getting plastic wrap or tin foil pick up some parchment. It is great.

Kale ready to roast

Kale ready to roast

You may want to sprinkle with more salt once it is on the tray. Roast this in the oven for about 15 minutes. Test a leaf to make sure it is crisp, but not burned. Don’t let them brown.

Remove from oven and enjoy!

Kale chips and snacks

Kale chips and snacks

Serve with roasted chick peas, hummus and crackers, cubed feta cheese and olives as a really healthy appetizer.

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2 thoughts on “Kale Chips – Addictive and Easy

  1. HEY!!! I think CA kale is much larger than here. Ha! This has become such a great snack for us when I get it right. Can’t go anywhere though without thoroughly brushing our teeth! :) question on your roasted chickpeas, do you use can ones and just roast in the oven? Thanks Renee, I think of our Harbor Tower days and always smile, laugh, cry. Depends in my mood! Mostly they bring great memories. You look fabulous as always and you look very very happy! Love you! michelle

    • Thank you, Michelle! I used canned ones in this photo, but the results weren’t what I was hoping for…I’m going to have to try again sometime. I hope you are enjoying Alabama and would love to catch up by phone sometime soon:-)

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