Homemade Roasted Kale Chips

Homemade Roasted Kale Chips


Kale is a relative newcomer to Greek farmers’ markets, but it’s made headway in the last few years and people have come to love it in salads and grain-based dishes. It’s not surprising, since this crunchy member of the brassica family taps into Greeks’ love with all things cabbagy – they’re related, of course! I have to admit that I have found solace in this recipe. One of my foodie “sins” is to indulge in a good bag of kettle-cooked potato chips, but I always feel so guilty and, well, like I have abandoned my Mediterranean diet philosophy of healthy eating, so I really try hard to resist. But this Mediterranean diet snack recipe provides a super healthy option whenever we feel the hankering for something tangy and crunchy. It’s really easy to make, too!
RATING
SERVINGS
4
PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
15 min

Ingredients

  • 2 large bunches of kale tough stems trimmed off
  • 2 to 4 large garlic cloves crushed and/or sliced
  • Greek sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large pinch of powdered cumin
  • 1 large pinch of cayenne if desired
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin Greek olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375F/180C.
  2. Cut the trimmed kale into pieces about 2-inches / 5 cm square (or as close as you can get to a square).
  3. Toss in a large bowl with the garlic, salt, spices, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.
  4. Spread in one layer onto a baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes, turning once or twice, or until crisp and lightly charred. Enjoy!
  5. Serve with any Greek dip or yogurt-based dips, or hummus, and enjoy a healthy snack that will send you back for more…and more!

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