Garlic Sea Salt Kale Chips
Finally- Kale Chips that don’t suck! I have had many kinds of Kale Chips that I did not like. I have even made many batches of Kale Chips that were disappointing. Not these! These were perfectly garlicky with a hint of sea salt. In an effort to use up a massive sized bag of Kale from Costco, I decided to create this recipe!
It is so simple and takes almost no effort. It takes about 5 minutes to prep and cooks for about 30-40 minutes depending on desired crispiness.
I wanted to keep this recipe light without sacrificing flavor or adding lots of olive oil. The key to making these Kale chips have the right texture is to massage the Kale with a little bit of lemon juice before adding the seasonings.
For this recipe you will need:
8 cups of packed Kale (not exactly sure just kind of estimated it)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon olive oil
Chop the Kale and remove the thick backbones (Idk the proper name). Add the Kale to a large bowl and add the lemon juice. Massage the Kale with your hands. The volume of Kale in the bowl will reduce by about half after massaging it because it begins to flatten.
After massaging the kale, add the olive oil, sea salt, and garlic powder and mix everything well. I just used my hands to toss the kale and seasonings together. Now all you need to do is add the Kale to a baking sheet and pop it in the oven at 275 degrees for about 40 minutes. I gave the Kale chips a toss/flip about half way through to make sure they were fully cooked on each side. They Kale chips should be crisp and flaky when they are done.
Kale chips are perfect for work/school snacks, adding to salads, or eating straight out of the oven! If you are looking to add more greens to your diet, this is a good place to start!
Have you ever made Kale Chips before/ bought them from the store??? How did you like them? Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments!