There’s no denying that kale is the king of the super healthy greens, being one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Eating more kale is a sure way to dramatically increase the total nutrient content of your diet.
But let’s face it, kale can taste pretty rubbish.
The kale crisp changes the game! This little bowl of goodness is ideal for a healthy snack, tastes incredible (yes, really) and takes a total prep time of just 10 minutes. And they make an oddly satisfying crispy sound…
This recipe serves 1-2 people as a snack. The kale shrinks quite a lot when cooked, so be generous.
- A few handfuls of kale (I used curly kale), chunky stalks removed and leaves torn into bite sized chunks
- Chili flavoured low calorie oil spray (this is what I use, but use any oil you like)
- Salt and pepper
- Nutritional yeast flakes (optional)
The only essential ingredients in this recipe are the kale and a little oil. Flavour the crisps with anything you like! Some tasty additions could be some BBQ mixed seasoning, dried herbs or paprika.
- Give the kale a rinse under some cold water (I’ll be honest, I don’t always bother) and dry thoroughly with some kitchen paper. The leaves should be as dry as possible.
- Pre-heat your oven to 200°C (or 390 °F).
- In a mixing bowl, add your kale and a few squirts of cooking oil spray. The idea is to lightly coat the leaves, so if you’re using another oil (for example, vegetable oil) you only need a small amount.
- Season with your choice of spices, and mix evenly through the kale. (I use a pinch of salt and pepper and about one tablespoon of nutritional yeast flakes for a cheesy, savoury flavour crisp).
- Pop onto a baking tray and bake in the oven for 7-8 minutes, until crisp and very lightly browned.
- Have a taste, add more seasoning on top if needed and enjoy!