Sunday, 16 January 2011

Baked Purple Kale Chips

Crispy, smoky, lightly salted, with the flavour of extra virgin olive oil-- you wouldn't believe these chips are guilt-free. If you have children this is a good way to get them to swap those cancer-causing Pringles for some antioxidant-filled kale! I have purple curly kale from the farmers' market, but you can definitely just use normal kale.

Baked Kale Chips
1 large bunch of curly kale, stems removed and cut into bite-sized pieces
generous pinch of sea salt (or to taste)
glug of extra virgin olive oil

1. Wash and DRY the kale pieces.
2. Toss with the sea salt, and evoo, and spread on a baking tray in an even layer (try not to overlap!)
3. Bake at 160 degrees celsius, for 10-15 min, till they become crispy, with slightly browned edges.

You can experiment with different flavours. Try throwing in a sprig of rosemary, or some ground spices. I only thought of this after baking, but decided to toss them with some toasted garlic and chilli flakes anyway.

That's it! So easy, the only difficult part is stopping yourself from finishing all the chips. Oh wait, there's no reason to stop ;)


  1. super smart alternative. there's still oil, but at least you're downing fibres not carbs! and at least you know what kinda oil you're using

  2. Jon,
    Fat is good for you. Without fat, you cannot properly absorb the fat soluble vitamins A,D,E and K. Without those vitamins, your body cannot metabolize all of the nutrients that it needs. Olive oil is loaded with PUFA's and MUFA's (poly unsaturated fatty acids and mono-unsaturated fatty acids).

  3. Yup, I'm all for fat! (: It also makes your food taste good!

  4. omg this is so clever! and simple!
    by the way, very pro looking blog!

  5. thanks goz! (: tastes like chips with seaweed flavour kind of.

  6. Someone asked me where to get curly Kale in Singapore as I've posted Julie Daniluk's recipe on my blog

    Any idea?

    1. ahh I got it in london, no idea about singapore sorry ;( you probably can experiment with another type of kale or tough leafy green! xx

  7. It's hard to find places that sell kale in SIngapore, but there are some places that stock it regularly. Check out this list: