1.25.2012

Baked Kale Chips

by bristolfarms,

Baked Kale ChipsOur “green vegetable” pick of the week is Kale! Hearty, earthy, and dark green with a curly texture, Kale is a superfood considered to be one of the most highly nutritious vegetables with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It may be hard to swallow for some in its raw form, but makes a great addition finely chopped in salads or wilted and cooked down in winter soups. One fun way of serving kale is by making kale chips! Crunchy and slightly salted, kale chips are a healthy substitute to the ever-so-satisfying potato chip snack. Kids will love them too!

Kale Chips:

Pre-heat oven to 375°.

With one bunch kale, cut out ribs of kale leaves lengthwise by carefully gliding a knife down the right and left of the rib.

Baked Kale Chips

Pile and chop the kale leaves in about 1 inch strips, horizontally.

Wash and dry the chopped leaves in a salad spinner.

Arrange the leaves on a rimmed cookie sheet.

Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil on the leaves and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

Baked Kale Chips

Mix the oil, salt and pepper into the leaves by tossing with hands.

Arrange oven rack to middle position, place cooking sheet with kale leaves in center of oven and bake for 15 minutes or until kale leaves have slightly browned and are a crunchy texture.

Healthy and yummy! How do you like to work Kale into your diets? We’d love to hear.

Baked Kale Chips

3 Responses to “ Baked Kale Chips ”

  1. Interesting recipe, seems like a good healthy alternative!

  2. Yolanda says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipie! I just recieved a bunch of Purple Kale in my CSA Delivery this week; i’ll have to give it a try!

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