This has to be one of the most delicious ways to eat kale. It’s such a simple preparation but I could munch away on these kale chips forever! Forget potato chips or chocolate- this is my kind of treat!

Kale is an amazing vegetable. Besides looking super cool, it is rich in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and calcium. There’s about a bazillion other nutrients you get when you eat kale and all for extremely few calories. I’ll definitely be adding kale to my ‘to-grow’ list for my garden!

Baked Kale Chips

  • 1 head of green kale
  • a tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of sea salt

Preheat the oven to 200 F. Wash the kale and dry it well. Tear the kale into smaller pieces (get rid of the tough middle stem). In a bowl, toss it with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place on a lined baking tray and bake for 20 minutes, remove and toss the kale, place in the oven for another 15-20 minutes, until dry and crisp. Enjoy!

  • I have to admit something! I tried kale and did not like it; but your enthusiasm for it makes me reconsider now!

  • I’m not sure if I have ever tried kale. Can’t wait to try it.

  • I also ate kale chips before but with other spices on it. I surely will make your version!

    Thanks, Koko!

  • A variety of plants!I’ve never seen in Turkey.
    I’m sure the taste is good…

  • Mark Johnson

    I tried juicing kale once. Once. If you have a chance to try kale juice some time–don’t.

    But! That put me off kale for a long time. But recently an article in Bon Appetit singing its praises had me reconsider. The easiest way is sliced in 1/2″ ribbons and stir-fried in a smoking hot wok with little slivers of garlic thrown in now and then, and sea salt. If they get a little scorched around the edge in a couple of places, good. Do them in small batches, until they’re bright green. A bit of sea salt and that’s it.

    I’ve been trying other things. Adding some Ethiopian Berbere was fantastic. Would be good with cottage cheese and niter kebbeh, too.

    Or, throw in some raisins and scallions, a pat of butter, and a tablespoon of olive oil, sea salt, and a teaspoon or two of sugar and stir. Kind of a rugged version of espinacas catalanas.

    If you don’t believe, me, well, too bad for you. Here’s one last testimonial. I planted four kale in my garden this morning, and my five-year-old shouted, “Mmm! I love kale!”

  • taste of beirut- maybe a second try will persuade you! 🙂
    Sook- if you can find it, it’s worth a try- pretty interesting vegetable!
    Sophie, thanks as always!!!
    Cahide & Jibek- wow, Turkey! I loved Turkey (although I was only there for a few hours)
    Mark- I also like kale stir-fried with garlic and sea salt! I love a little drizzle of sesame oil on it too for a some extra flavour. What great serving suggestions!

  • Kale, we used to eat a lot back in Brazil, but never had it prepared this way, must try 🙂

  • peg

    I have tried to cook kale the southern way….doesn’t turn out as good as kale chips. I like to put a little fresh lemon or lime juice on them as well..give it a little kick. I barely get them off the pan and gobble them up.

  • Nice Juliana, I didn’t know kale was popular in Brazil!
    Peg, I like a nice dose of lemon, too!