Thursday, January 6, 2011

Recipe of the Month - Kale Chips

I love Kale Chips. If you want to eat an entire head of kale in a day or one sitting I suggest you make Kale Chips. Next year we will be growing kale and I can't wait to have non-stop kale chips or at least a few garden fresh batches.

And yes I ate the entire dish after this photo was taken...

Start off with some lovely kale, I got this at the farmer's market a few days before Christmas.

Then figure out what spices you will be using, I like to have a lot punch so I include quite a few.


Kale, 4 cup, chopped
Water, tap, 2 cups
White Miso, 2 tbsp
Red Star Nutritional Yeast, 2 tbsp
Garlic powder, 1 tbsp
Paprika, 1 tbsp
Onion powder, 1 tbsp
Pepper, red or cayenne, 1 tbsp (optional)
Black Pepper (Ground), 1 tsp



Wash the kale and cut the leaves off (you can leave them big or make them into smaller pieces).

In a large bowl (preferably one that is shallow) mix all of the other ingredients. If you are using a dehydrator make sure you are using sheets or parchment paper. If you are using the oven then use a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Take a leaf and run it through the liquid mixture then put it on the tray. Once you have filled a tray sprinkle more nutritional yeast and drip a bit of the marinade over the kale.

Let them dehydrate for 3 - 4 hours on 115 if you want them crispier leave longer, I like to have each tray go for about 5 - 6 hours. If you are using a dehydrator without the temp control like mine make sure to rotate the trays every few hours to make sure they are even. If you are using the oven set it at the lowest temperature you have and crack the oven door open.

Number of Servings: 25


  1. Hi Evelyn,

    Found what I was looking for.
    Ordered the dehydrator so in few days me too will be enjoying these and I bet I won't be giving Kale away anymore :)

    So happy that you are in our co-op... Thank you.
    - Nancy -

  2. Awesome Nancy, you will absolutley love them, I promise. And there is a ton of great things to make in the dehydrator: breads, crackers, pizza! Enjoy!