Kale chips are becoming a popular option when it comes to healthy and delicious snacks.
I am fully aware that this plant is a great source of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals, but, I honestly admit that I am not a fan of kale in smoothies or salads.
These kale chips are the one way in which I can incorporate this superfood into my diet and, if you're sharing my 'appreciation' for kale, I hope this recipe will help you as well.
Baked Kale Chips - Easy Recipe
You will need:
Kale bunch/shredded kale
Salt/Peri Peri Salt
Pepper/White Pepper/Paprika/Cumin powder/Rosemary and Onion Powder Mix/Garlic Powder
Preheat the oven to 180C/gas4
Line one or two trays with baking parchment.
Wash and pat dry the kale, removing any large stem pieces
Put the dried kale in a bowl then add the olive oil and spices of your choice
Mix everything well, making sure that all the kale is fully coated in the oil and spices.
Spread the kale leaves evenly, on a single layer, on the trays lined with baking parchment.
Bake for 8-10 minutes (until the edges of the kale chips are crispy and darker in colour)
Leave the kale chips to cool down on the tray.
Once they've fully cooled down, enjoy!
For a 200g bag of shredded kale, I normally use two tablespoons of olive oil, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper and a pinch of whatever spice I happen to closer in the cupboard - most of the times cumin powder and paprika.
Make sure the kale leaves are fully dry before adding the olive oil and spices, otherwise they will become soggy. Pat dry with kitchen/paper towel if needed.
Feel free to experiment with the types of herbs and spices used, but please be careful with the amounts used - start with 1/4 tsp for 100g of kale and work your way from there, according to your personal preference.
Kept in a glass or plastic container with the lid slightly ajar, they last for 3-4 days at room temperature.
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I hope life is treating you well