Crispy Kale

Crispy Kale

33 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 88% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes; part of Vegan collection

This is a great recipe for kids if you want them to eat their veggies. They won't even realize they are eating something that's actually good for them! The kale is so crispy that it practically melts in your mouth...well, almost. I decided to sprinkle some onion powder over the kale chips to bring additional flavor. We really enjoyed them that way. Feel free to experiment with different seasonings and spices.... Eat it as a snack... or use it as a garnish for soups, creamy dishes, fish etc.


1 bunch kale
1 tbsp olive oil
1 pinch kosher salt; or to taste
2 pinches onion powder*
Chile flakes; to taste
1 or you can use chili powder, garlic powder, chipot

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Wash kale greens and remove the stems.

Blot very dry using a kitchen towel or paper towel. Break up kale in somewhat smaller pieces. Add about 1 TBS of oil (you really don't need more). Add a pinch of kosher salt, chile flakes and toss to coat. Arrange a baking rack on top of a cookie sheet. Spread the kale in an even layer on the baking rack. Try not to overlap the pieces. Bake at 250 degrees for about 25 minutes. Toss about halfway through.... (I really didn't do this). If the kale is still limp, leave it in the oven a bit more until it crisps up. The kale will darken a bit in color and shrink dramatically. Sprinkle more salt if needed. Sprinkle with onion powder, chile flakes or any other seasoning you prefer.

The result is a crispy and crunchy snack that's good for you (minus the salt:)).

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Crispy Kale Chips...great as a garnish or snack.

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Great recipe!! I've made this many times and always use different seasonings, try all the popcorn seasonings, my kids favourite is the salt and vinegar.
Maxstead 2y ago

Easy go to snack..but I do it at higher heat - 325 x 15 min. Good with garlic powder as well as onion. Thanks
CYAG 2y ago

We make these at home all the time, highly addictive!!
steve_skordos 2y ago

I did exactly what you said but mine burnt after 10 minutes, they went black and tasted like they were burnt. Next time I'll be lowering my time and the oven temperature.
JessicaHope 2y ago

Love love love this stuff!!
Cherity_and_Snoopy 3y ago

My 1st time cooking kale. Very tasty. Will make again.
dreid4 3y ago

OMG so good and so easy With hymalian pink salt and minced garlic cannot wait to try other variations!
Foodies2 3y ago

A great tasting, light side
Valerie411 3y ago

This is so good! My boyfriend and i both absolutely love it, it's a favourite for sure. This also works well with spinach for anyone who cares to try it.
LizMartin1530 3y ago

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