11.02.2009

Erin's Salty Lemony Kale Chips

I'm so late to the kale chip game, and boy do I ever know this. But that doesn't mean I'm not gonna try to hop on the kale chip bandwagon and party with the cool kids. Luckily, potatoes are on the list of foods I can eat, so I can still have potato chips, but in the interest of, oh, I don't know, health, I've decided to give these little green suckers a chance.
And in my opinion, lemons make almost everything taste better. So I made sure this recipe is nice and lemony.
I was inspired by Averie's kale chips, only hers have a cup and a half of cashews which I didn't have on hand. So I improvised, and using her recipe as a rough guideline, made my own.

Erin's Salty Lemony Kale Chips

Ingredients:
1 Large Bunch Organic Kale
1 Roasted Red Pepper (about 1/2 a jar, mine was Trader Joe's Brand)
1/4 C. Nutritional Yeast
2 Tbs. Olive Oil
1 Tbs. Bragg's Liquid Aminos
1 Tbs. Tamari (wheat-free soy sauce)
1 Tsp. Salt (omit if you don't want SUPER salty chips, the Bragg's and Tamari might be enough)
1/2 Tsp. Freshly Ground Black Pepper
2 Lemons, juiced

Directions:
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
1. Wash and dry all of your kale. Remove tough ribs from kale.

2. Put pepper and all other ingredients into the blender.


3. Set blender to "Liquefy" setting if possible, or blend until mixture is liquid.


4. Put mixture into a large bowl, and dip each of the leaves into the mixture.


5. Place leaves onto greased baking sheets.


6. Bake for 20 minutes, and then take out of oven, and using a set of tongs, turn each piece over. Bake for an additional 10 minutes.

If you're really adventurous, you can even pretend these are real chips and dip them in hummus. I finally picked up some Sabra since everyone seems to have their panties in a twist obsessing about this stuff, and I have to say, I wasn't really impressed. I just feel that it's twice the price, twice the calories (!) and has 1/2 the flavor of the Trader Joe's brand of hummus. For now, Joe's my guy in the hummus department. That is, until I finally make my own, and then clearly, I'll win.

Happy Monday, Lovlies! It's gonna be a great week!

P.S. Only a few hours left to enter my Zevia giveaway!!! Hurry! Winners will be announced today!

9 comments :

  1. Thanks for the shout out and glad you made kale chips! I am not into salt or salty thing per se as I usually retain water and get really thirsty cuz my body just doesnt like me when I eat salt but I bet it would be yummy on the chips!

    Sabra vs. TJ's vs. Make your own. I did a 4 ingredient make your own hummus post 2 weeks ago. Have to say, it's all I do. It's so easy too!

    Stay tuned for yes, a chia seed giveaway later today...

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  2. Kale chips dip in hummus... sounds yummy!

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  3. Oh my god this looks incredible! Passing the recipe on to the hubby...

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  4. I make Kale chips all the time in my dehydrator. They are so yummy!!! I usually eat them all in one sitting though.

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  5. I have to know...do these chips have some substance to them (like they won't crumble apart)? Do they taste bitter at all? I've never bought kale...let alone tried it. But i'm willing to give it a shot!

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  6. Hiya Erin. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Glad you did because now I have found yours! Very nice indeedy :)

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