Kale chips are starting to get real popular and are popping up in more and more stores and in more and more flavors. They can be a bit expensive though… so why not make them at home?
Making kale chips is super easy and it makes for a delicious, nutritious snack. It’s a great substitute for salty crackers or chips too.
Kale is packed with flavonoids and carotenoids, which are cancer-fighting antioxidants. This dark leafy green provides you with super amounts of potassium, Vitamin A, C, and tons of good for you minerals. It’s said that steaming kale is the healthiest way to cook it, so as to reap most of its nutritious benefits, but if you get tired of steamed kale, these “chips” are an easy and yummy way to get more in your diet. Play around with the flavors and make your own favorite version of kale chips at home!
Sesame Kale Chips
Makes about 5 cups
1 large bunch curly kale
1/2 tbsp grapeseed oil
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp white sesame seeds
1/2 tsp sea salt
Preheat your oven to 325F. Wash the kale, pat dry, and peel the leaves away from the stems, discarding stems and tearing the leaves into 2 to 3″ smaller pieces. In a large bowl, drizzle the oils, sesame seeds and salt over the kale pieces. Toss well with your hands and spread in a thin layer onto a large cookie sheet. Make sure that you are not piling the kale, as it will not crisp up evenly. You may need to do two batches, depending on the size of your cookie sheet and oven.
Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until dry and crisp and remove from the oven. Let cool and enjoy!