Sunday, April 10, 2011

Easiest recipe ever: sea salt and vinegar kale chips


When I saw this recipe for super healthy kale chips I knew I had to try it immediately, and I am so glad I did! (click here if you have no idea what kale is!) The chips were a total hit with not only myself, but Hank too, which was awesome. Baking the kale in the oven transformed the green, leafy vegetable into a delicious, slightly salty snack that totally hit the spot as a crunchy side dish to our risotto and "chicken" tonight. Tomorrow we're going to try the same thing with spinach, so I'll let you know how it goes.

First off, buy a bunch of kale at your local grocer. If your regular store doesn't carry it, try your natural foods store, but it should be pretty easy to find.

Preheat your oven to 350.

Tear the leaves off of the long stem running down the middle. I tossed the leaves into a colander as I tore them off. Rinse the leaves WELL and dry thoroughly. We don't have a salad spinner, so I just used a paper towel to try off each individual piece.




Place the leaves in a single layer on parchment paper, on a cookie sheet. Below you'll see that I accidentally used wax paper at first...no big deal until the oven started smoking! haha. When that happened I just moved the kale straight onto the cookie sheet and it was just fine. But anyway, drizzle olive oil and vinegar all over the leaves, then top with sea salt. If you don't want to do the vinegar you can just do olive oil.


Bake for 10-12 minutes or until you notice the leaves shrinking and looking crispy. We had no issues with the kale being soggy whatsoever, and each chip was crispy and REALLY delicious!

Enjoy!

29 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! I love kale!!! Can't wait to try this - thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. I have been doing these for a while now and I haven't gone back to chips since, they are amazing. I also posted about them a while back and everyone seemed to love trying them <3

    something really good is crumbling the baked kale chips over popcorn! delicious!

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  3. @Tia that popcorn idea sounds AMAZING! Thank you <3

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  4. I was JUST thinking about making these when I saw your post on facebook. Totally going to try this soon!!

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  5. Kale is my new favorite veggie. Some of our friends are organic community farmers in central Florida and their kale is seriously the best I've ever had in my life. I love crisping mine up in a skillet, but these chips sound outta this world. I'll be sure to cook up the rest of mine tomorrow night with some rice and beans.

    Thanks for this super simple recipe, Danielle.

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  6. Last weekend I went to ChocolaTree in Sedona and they had the most amazing Kale Chips there, that I actually ordered 4 boxes to be shipped to my office. lol. Thanks for sharing the recipe! The hubs isn't crazy about them, but I LOVE them and can't seem to get enough of them lately!!

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  7. Yes! Doing it tomorrow. I'm pretty sure I'll have to try Tia's kale chips over popcorn idea... Yum!

    I'll share our usual Kale recipe with you and everyone in a couple days. It's DELICIOUS. Kale was the only veggie that didn't make me nauseous while I was preggo. :)

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  8. I LOVE kale but I have never had kale cooked this way! I am definitely going to give this a try. :]

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  9. Mmm, I bet my daughter would LOVE these!!

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  10. I want to try this soon! looks so great!

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  11. hmm...what if you didn't want olive oil? Could you just do vinegar? Do you think they would get too crispy?

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  12. I will definitely try this! Thanks Danielle.

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  13. YAY! i'm so glad you posted this. i've been meaning to try out kale chips for months now but totally forgot about them. time to go to the market!! :) if this goes well i'm devoting an entire bed in our garden to kale!

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  14. This looks so delicious. I'm so excited to try this recipe! Thank you!

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  15. Oh man I've GOT to try this. I usually have kale with some homemade honey mustard as a snack. Love the sweet/bitter combo. But these chips look amazing!
    Thanks :)

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  16. I've been making these forever, we love them!!!
    I use red vinegar most of the time with seasoned salt to switch it up... DELISH!

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  17. ah yes, the smoking wax paper. i'm way too familiar. i cant wait to try this recipe! thanks for sharing.

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  18. Oh! This sounds fantastic! I'm definitely going to try this one!

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  19. I LOOOOVE kale! We've been eating this forever, it's pretty popular here in Brazil it's part of the "feijoada" which is a very (FAT!!!) tradicional dish here... Hehehehheh.
    But I've never baked it! I'll sure try sometime. ;)

    Duda

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  20. Yumm yum yum!! Those DO look delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe

    Delighted Momma

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  21. You inspired me to make these tonight and I blogged about it: http://rosalindrevival.blogspot.com/2011/04/recipe-kale-chips.html

    They were yummy!! Thanks for the recipe!

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  22. Thanks for the easy recipe. I tried them and love love loved them.

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  23. these look way healthier than a lot of the recipes i've stumbled across. garrison brought me a bag full from his trip to washington and i loved them henry did too which surprised me beacause they were curry flavored. i think they would taste much better homemade though!

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  24. i have recently been experimenting w/ baking kale chips. I have a "recipe" using sesame oil & soy sauce which i am quite excited about. But the salt & vinegar action is equally as exciting!!

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  25. Kale is not a common green down here in New Zealand so I was pleasantly surprised to find it at my local grocers market so going to try out this week!

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  27. Yumm!! I do this but in the dehydrator, so they're still "raw" and have all the nutrients or whatever the claims are. I sometimes use nutritional yeast and lemon juice instead of vinegar!

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