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Chipotle Kale Chips

Chipotle Kale Chips

Chipotle kale chips are the best way to eat kale! You won’t be able to stop eating these salty and crispy kale chips, a delicious, healthy snack.

We’ve been on a bit of a kale streak, since we’ve been hearing more and more questions about what to do with it. We’ve stuffed it in potatoes and covered it in cheese Italian-style, but how about just plain old kale, baked up into kale chips?

If you love snacking (like we do!), baked kale chips make an excellent healthy alternative. They’re pretty simple to prepare. And while they do take a bit more time than opening a bag of chips, the end result is absolutely worth it!  I’ll admit, kale chips do take a bit of getting used to in terms of texture. They’re a bit brittle and tend to be more of a “melt in the mouth” snack – so don’t go dipping them in salsa!

How to make kale chips

Alex and I picked up some kale at our local farmer’s market. We decided to try making baked kale chips with the beautiful leaves. To make kale chips, you simply chop the kale into “chip” sizes and mix it with a bit of olive oil. Then sprinkle with a bit of seasoning: we used a smoky chipotle seasoning we happened to have on hand. The smoky, spicy blend hit the spot – but you can use any seasoning of choice.  There are lots of interesting spice blends out there that would be delicious to try. Just make sure not to be too heavy handed with the spice or the salt: a light sprinkle will do! Then bake the kale for 20 minutes until it’s crispy – and you’ll have unique and satisfying snack!

Video: How to cut kale

Are you wondering how to stem and chop kale but not sure the best way? Alex and I have toyed with various methods over the years, but we’ve finally ended up with one that is slick and simple. We use this method all the time, like when we make a kale Caesar salad or our Tuscan soup with white beans and kale. Using this method changed the game for us, and we hope it will for you too! Here’s our step by step guide for how to cut kale, including a video of me cutting kale in our kitchen.

Looking for kale recipes?

Outside of these baked kale chips, here are a few of our favorite kale recipes?

  • Kale, Red Onion, and Pistachio Pizza
  • Spicy Kale Lasagna
  • Kale and Artichoke Frittata
  • Garlic and Kale Soup
  • Kale, Sweet Potato, and Chickpea Stew
  • Massaged Kale Salad with Apple and Pomegranate
  • Hearty Sweet Potato and Kale Soup
  • Butternut Squash Lentil Soup with Kale
  • Kale Caesar Salad with Cornbread Bits
  • 18 Healthy Kale Recipes

This recipe is…

This baked kale chips recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, and plant-based.