Crispy Kale

Posted by on Aug 6, 2011

Crispy Kale

Crispy Kale is by far one of my favorite snack items of all time. Not only is it super good for you (see below) it tastes amazing too. And everyone will love it, even kids. The kale is roasted and takes on a crispy, crunchy, salty, yummy texture that easily replaces potato chips or popcorn.

Health benefits include a whopping 309% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A, 201% vitamin C, 14% calcium, 10% iron, 3 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, and it only has 112 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat per serving!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 6-8 cups chopped fresh kale, hard stems removed
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt or sea salt


Place a rack on the lowest shelf of your oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spread kale out on a sturdy baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Toss to coat completely.

Place on the lowest rack of the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and stir so that kale can get crispy all over.

Bake another 8 to 12 minutes or until kale is crispy. It should be just lightly browned and crispy to the touch. If kale still bends, rather than crackles, when you touch it, it isn’t done yet. Return it to the oven. Turn down the heat if it is getting too brown. Continue cooking until crispy.

Remove from oven, and sprinkle with sea salt and serve immediately.


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