You Don’t Need Much To Make These Baked Kale Chips For A Snack
Baked kale chips are not just a trendy snack, they are also a great food to make in a few minutes. If you haven’t tried these chips, you will fall in love quickly, but you’ll also want to add them to a salad, sandwich, or even as a seasoning for any meal.
Where do I even start?
First, you probably need some kale, as the name of the recipe suggests. But don’t worry, kale is super easy to find and very cheap. You may already have some, but if you don’t, there are a few other veggies to use.
Some good substitutes for kale include bok choy, broccoli leaves, chard, mustard greens, and collard greens. These are all very common greens that are also very nutritious. All you need to do is follow the instructions the same way you would for kale.
As for the actual process, you only need olive oil and salt. However, you can make the chips taste different by using peanut oil or sesame oil. You can use sea salt flakes, Himalayan salt, or even red pepper flakes.
While the red wine vinegar is optional, you can use other marinades to make for new flavors. Some good options are lemon juice, soy sauce, Sriracha, or Parmesan cheese.
One of the benefits of this process is that you can store these chips to eat throughout the week. Save some for a quick snack during work or use them right away in a tasty salad for lunch.
To keep them longer, you can also dehydrate them in the oven. This process takes a few hours, but all you need to do is use low-heat in the oven to dry off the kale enough that it loses all moisture.
Who knew that baked kale chips were so easy to make and could be so tasty? Give them a chance and you won’t regret it!
Baked Kale Chips
1 bunch kale
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp seasoning salt
1 tsp red wine vinegar (optional)
- To start, preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C). Then prepare a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper.
- Cut the kale leaves from the thick stems using a knife or kitchen shears, then tear them into bite-size pieces.
- Wash the leaves and dry them thoroughly, you can use a salad spinner. Now arrange the kale on the prepared baking sheet, and drizzle with some olive oil.
- Now sprinkle the kale with seasoning salt, and spritz with red wine vinegar using a spray bottle.
- Bake for 10 to 15 min or until the edges of the kale have browned.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool. Store the chips in an air tight container.