Kale Chips

Written by Cooking Naturally Editors on December 5th, 2010

Edited by Beth at Beth's Mess.


Tired of eating salads?  Try baking your greens for a crunchy alternative.  Leave those processed potato chips in the dust, and get crisp with kale!  While this leafy veggie may not be in season for many, for the lucky few who happen to live in moderate climates, try grabbing some from your garden or CSA boxes.

Ingredients :

  • Kale – as much as you want
  • few drops of lemon juice
  • drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of sea salt  (Highly recommend the sea salt, don’t sub table salt… the sea salt crusts in the most wonderful way)


  1. Remove, and compost stems of Kale – place leaves in large bowl
  2. Drizzle leaves with just a few drops each of olive oil and lemon juice.  Kale should still look dry.  Toss a bit.
  3. Rub each Kale leaf individually to spread oil and lemon juice and lay on a baking sheet.  Sprinkle with a few granules of sea salt on each leaf
  4. Bake at 250 F, for 30 min.
  5. Flip Leaves (Care not to break, they’ll be crispy and flaky).  Bake for additional 10 minutes.

Photo Credit: Author


Arpita has a background in sociology and psychology and is studying to be a Post Partum Doula. She has a special interest in helping mothers establish the breastfeeding relationship and sharing information about natural/attachment parenting. She lives in Canada with her husband. As they await their first pregnancy, Arpita writes about alternative fertility treatments including acupuncture for fertility, naturopathic medicine and ayurvedic medicine (and offers giveaways) at Up, Down and Natural. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, cooking, baking, knitting, scrapbooking and photography.

Recipe originally posted here on Up, Down & Natural. Many thanks to Arpita for sharing!

5 Responses to Kale Chips

  1. Lynn

    How funny… I was just browsing through the recipe section of Arpita’s site this afternoon and this is the one I stopped on, telling myself to look for kale in the morning to give this a try! …And then just minutes before opening this page I said to my husband.. “do you like the name Kale for a boy?” He answered “No, it’s a vegetable!” hehe

    Thanks for sharing (for the 2nd time today! 🙂

  2. Arpita  

    LOL!! Kale for a boy! Love it! 😉 Your conversations sound much like in our house. Every so often randomly I’ll ask Hubs if he likes a certain name for a girl. We’ve already got the boy name picked out… It’s Cabbage. JK! xox

  3. Amy  

    Yum, Yum, YUM! Thank you for posting this simple recipe 🙂

  4. Julian  

    I was just tweeting this morning that I was all out of fresh new ideas for fun vegitable snacks. For myself AND the toddler. This is perfect!

    Will it work with any leafy green? I have half a container of spinach I need to use today or tomorrow before it goes bad… EXPERIMENT TIME!

  5. Julian  

    update: it totally works with spinach! in about half the cooking time.

    But they are SUPER delicate and turn to dust under clumsy toddler hands.