Kale is probably the most talked about superfood these days and a lot of people struggle to understand why that is. Kale is one of the most healthy leafy greens today, it boasts of numerous minerals and vitamins, is loaded with antioxidants and low in calories! Adding kale to your daily routine in any form that appeals to you is definitely worth considering. Add it raw to smoothies, salads or spruce it up into a crunchy, healthy snack for when you feel peckish. If you haven’t tried it yet, these simple and easy to make kale chips might just change your mind!
PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes
- 225 g curly kale leaves
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (infused with garlic and thyme)
- 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Sea salt
To prepare the kale leaves, wash them in cold water and thoroughly pat them dry.
Preheat the oven to 150°C.
Tear the leaves along either side of the stem into large pieces and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
Drizzle with the garlic and thyme infused olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt, cayenne pepper and paprika. Massage the leaves until properly coated with the flavours.
If you’re not a big fan of the heat, you could always leave out the spices.
Place the tray in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until crisp. Remove from the oven, wait a few minutes and you’ll have a bowlful of perfectly crispy kale!
Make sure the leaves are as dry as possible to avoid ending up with a bowl of soggy kale! Trust me, you don’t want your kale to turn into chewy rabbit food.
Do not tear up the leaves too small as they shrink in size while they crisp up in the oven.
If you give this recipe a go, I’d love to see how it turned out. Leave a comment below and share your pictures on Instagram using the tag #thecookbooklife!