Every time I offer someone some of my home made kale chips, the reaction is the same. With the first bite, their eyes get big and you can see the pleasant surprised look register on their face. And then they pretty much can’t stop eating them. I can’t say that I blame them because they are that good. The old Lay’s potato chip slogan, “You can’t eat just one” completely applies to these scrumptious snacks. BUT, unlike potato chips, they’re made with only healthy oils and no preservatives or “natural flavors”. I can’t think of a better way to get your greens.
If you’re looking to invest in a high-quality dehydrator, here’s the dehydrator of my dreams that I some day aspire to.
Not to worry, though. If you don’t have a dehydrator and don’t intend to get one, you can still make this recipe in your kitchen oven.
Best Ever Kale chips
2 medium sized bunches of kale, ribs removed and cut or torn into large bite-size pieces
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoons lemon juice
1 ½ teaspoons maple syrup (optional)
1 ½ tablespoons tahini
¾ teaspoon onion powder
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
ground black pepper
Wash the kale and place it in a large bowl. Mix together the remaining ingredients. Pour over the kale and using your hands, massage into the kale until all pieces are evenly coated. It will be like a well-dressed salad.
If using a dehydrator: Transfer the seasoned kale pieces to dehydrator trays and set dehydrator to 115 degrees for 8 hours.
If using your oven, spread kale onto a parchment-lined baking sheet(s). Bake at 275 degrees for about 20 minutes. Do not burn!
Please share you kale chip stories, loves and questions in the comments section! :)