Kale is an amazing super-vegetable. A cousin to collards and cauliflower, kale is low in calories and highly nutritious; high in beta carotene, vitamins C and K, lutein, rich in calcium, with powerful antioxidant properties.
On many menus, kale is only seen in its steamed or stir-fried form. But kale is very versatile and can be cooked using a variety of methods. Did you know you can bake it? The result: a crispy, flavor-packed, nutritious snack that’s so addictive, I’ll bet you can’t eat just one chip.
Crispy Kale Chips
1 bunch curly kale, washed and dried
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove the center ribs from the kale and tear the leaves into 3-4 inch-sized pieces and place in a large bowl.
2. Drizzle the olive oil over the kale, sprinkle on the spices and salt and toss well, making sure all of the pieces are nicely coated.
3. Coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray or a light coating of olive oil and spread out the kale pieces evenly on them.
4. Bake for 7 minutes then stir the pieces around with a spatula. Bake for another 7 minutes, or until browned at the edges and crisp. Put the kale chips into a bowl, serve and enjoy!