Crispy Kale Chips

January 23, 2011.   4 Comments.   Categories Appetizers, Gluten Free Recipes, Light / Healthy, Vegetarian.   Tags , , , , .


Crispy Kale Chips
This photo is deceiving (not to mention disturbing as I hate seeing a chip on one of my favorite Vietri bowls…:-(   This looks like a very healthy bowl of greens… but in actuality it’s what I had for a snack during the NFC Championship game.Kale chips are so easy to make.. and they are light, super crispy and completely addictive! Move over potato chips… I’ll take these anytime. Even if you don’t like greens.. don’t like kale… don’t like anything – just try these.  Like potato chips, they are good seasoned with just about any kind of salt or spice.  I like mine with truffle salt or a very good quality sea salt.  You can also use flavored olive or truffle oil… whatever strikes your fancy!  These are also good if you crumble them over popcorn.. or better yet eat the chips instead of popcorn!Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of kale leaves(any kind works), stems removed and ribs cut out
  • 1-2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Wash and dry kale leaves.  Make sure red ribs are removed (they can be kind of chewy).  Toss in olive oil and gently use your hands to lightly rub oil onto leaves.  Lightly sprinkle with salt or seasoning.

Bake in oven for about 20 minutes or until crisp.

Inhale!  At least that’s what I did…. in fact maybe make two bunches of kale….




  1. Shelby, ou’ll be making them every few days once you start!!

  2. You are so right about their nutritional value Denise! However, I’m not focused on nutrition when inhaling a bowl of them! Try truffle salt on them… yum! You can find it at and Williams Sonoma

  3. Your kale chips look perfect!!
    I have been on a kale kick since I found out how incredibly nutritious it is. I read somewhere that kale makes broccoli look like doritos 🙂
    I have made several batches of kale chips and honestly, these would be great to eat even if they were not so good for you but what a happy combination of delicate crunch, delicious flavor and great nutritional value- High in vitamin K,A,C, many B’s as well as protien, calcium, manganese, copper and cancer fighting phytonutrients! All this with only 33 calories in a cup of kale–wow!

  4. I have had this on my to make list for too long….I really need to get on the ball and just do it! Everyone I know who has made them just raves!

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