In the summer, I love to visit my local farm markets for fresh produce. This week – kale. I’ve been wanting to make kale chips instead of my usual recipes for soup or wilted greens.
I love potato chips, probably for the salty goodness. Hoping for a healthy alternative, I ventured into the kitchen to make these green chips.
It’s really a fast fix. The most work is cleaning and drying the kale. Once that’s done, it comes together in minutes.
Try making a batch of these. Maybe your family will reach for this healthy snack instead of the usual greasy chip snacks.
- 1 head kale or 1 large bunch, washed and thoroughly dried
- 2-6 tablespoons olive oil (drizzle liberally)
- 1 teaspoon smoky or spanish paprika (optional)
- Sea salt, enough to sprinkle liberally
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Remove the ribs from the kale and tear into 2-4 inch pieces.
Lay on a baking sheet, drizzle and toss with the olive oil, salt and paprika (if desired).
Bake until crisp, about 20 minutes.
Serve as finger food.
Optional (less healthy!) serving suggestion – kicked-up mayonnaise for dipping:
1 cup olive oil mayonnaise or regular mayonnaise
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper to taste