Jan 19 2011

Gluten Free Snack Idea – Salt & Vinegar Kale Chips!

Published by at 12:19 pm under Gluten Free Recipes

OK so I’ve made kale chips a few times using different recipes, but I *finally* found the right amounts for the olive oil, apple cider vinegar and timing! I also used coarse kosher salt which added a nice crunchiness to the chips!

Dee’s Salt & Vinegar Kale Chips!

  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 2 tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • coarse kosher salt (to taste)
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Wash kale and de-rib which means remove the large rib running down the centre (at least the for the bigger kale leaves –  I don’t de-rib the small pieces because I’m lazy and I don’t mind the smaller ribs!), and tear into potato chip sized pieces! Dry off a bit with paper towel or a salad spinner.
  3. Put kale in a big bowl and pour in vinegar and oil. Massage with your fingers until all the kale pieces are coated.
  4. Arrange in a single layer (important!) on cookie trays (an average bunch of kale for me makes 2 large trays and 1 small tray)
  5. Sprinkle kosher salt on the chips BEFORE baking.
  6. Bake for 16-18 minutes! (so they are dark green but not too dark which makes them more bitter!)

That’s it! How simple is that? A delicious, healthy, crunchy, salty snack that even my Stefan will munch on! 🙂

I can’t wait to try them with garlic or onion powder. And maybe paprika. Or maybe…see? Endless possibilities!

Here’s an overview of the *health* benefits of kale chips (and also a recipe for spicy kale chips with coriander and curry *mmmhm*)

In one cup of boiled kale (only 36 calories by the way!), you get more than 100% of your needs for vitamin K, which is responsible for healthy blood clotting and bone formation.  Lutein and zeaxanthin in kale promote eye health.  In addition, you’ll intake an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and manganese, as well as a very good amount of fiber, potassium, and vitamin B6.

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