‘Cheesy’ Kale Chips

Remember what happened the last time I made kale chips?

I set my toaster on fire. Not my proudest moment.

I figured the risk was low of setting my new food dehydrator on fire – unless some sort of electrical socket malfunction occurred. But that would be plain bad luck.

These kale chips turned out delicious – crunchy, salty and packed with sharp flavour. The nutritional yeast is quite strong here, so if it’s not your favourite then reduce the amount. I’m not always crazy about nutritional yeast either, and I loved this recipe.

Don’t have a dehydrator? No problem. Just stick them in the oven at its lowest temperature, like I did with my zucchini chips. They’ll come out equally enticing.

'Cheesy' Kale Chips
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gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, vegan, nut-free
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 6
  • 1 head of kale
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp Braggs or tamari
  • ¼ cup tahini or sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • sea salt and cayenne to taste
  1. Wash and dry the kale, then tear it into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Place all marinade ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Add water as needed just in order to blend.
  3. With your hands, mix the marinade in with the kale, massaging gently. Transfer to a dehydrator rack lined with a Teflex sheet or a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Stick in your dehydrator on medium-high setting or in your oven on its lowest temperature. In the dehydrator, it will take about 4-5 hours for them to reach the perfect crunchiness. Drying times will vary in an oven.


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8 Responses to ‘Cheesy’ Kale Chips

  1. czechvegan May 1, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    I so would like to try kale chips, but would you believe they don´t sell kale in the Czech republic, where I live? Damn it:)

    • Sondi Bruner May 1, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

      Really? Is there some other kind of hardy green found there you could use instead?

  2. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide May 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    Wow, you make healthy look good!

  3. Charlean R Sabo Albright February 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    This was my second attempt at Kale chips. OMG! They are sooo good!

    • Sondi Bruner February 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

      Aren’t they the best? Yum!

  4. julie July 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    How much is one head I’m picking it from the garden? Cups…weight?

    • Sondi Bruner July 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

      Good question. I’d say about six cups of kale.