Sunday, December 18, 2011

Salt & Vinegar Kale Chips

It's Sunday morning and I thought I'd share my weekly routine of making Kale chips for the week.  I am making a Salt & Vinegar version this week, it's super simple and way healthier than store bought chips.  There are no ingredients that I cannot pronounce and everything is a natural product.  This was one of the first items I made when thinking about eating more plants since it seemed like a good way to incorporate Kale in our diets.  Since the first taste, I've likely made these chips 2-3 times a month.  They are so good.

The ingredients are:
- 1 head of Kale (any variety will do, though curly is best)
- 1/2 cup of soaked (2hrs) Cashews or Sunflower seeds (no need to soak the Sunflower seeds)
- 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- a little bit of water to liquefy the mixture paste

You will also need a food processor and a food dehydrator.  You can bypass the dehydrator and use your oven, but you will have to frequently check to make sure you aren't cooking your chips.

  Step 1: tear your Kale into chips and rinse them in the salad spinner

 Step 2: Assemble the remaining ingredients
 Step 3: Process the Cashews and blend in the remaining ingredients
 Step 4: Get messy and spread the Cashew mixture over the Kale and thoroughly coat all the Kale chips
Step 5: Dehydrate and wait 6 - 8 hours (the hardest part)

Step 6: Eat lots!


Wendy Irene said...

These look so good! I love the addition of cashews. If you don't have a dehydrator do you think it is possible to make in the oven? I want to try them!

Chad Dalrymple said...

You can try to make them in the oven try a very low temp and prop the door open to let the moisture escape. You'll have to check it frequently since Kale can burn quickly. We bought a $35 dehydrator and use it at least once a week for Kale and Apple slices.