Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gillyweed/ Kale Chips

Yes, another Kale recipe! We love our kale and eat it almost daily. Kale is incredibly easy to grow and super nutritious! This is a really simple recipe. My kids ask for these often, and they will completely devour these and ask for more! We made these a while ago for a Harry Potter Party and called it Gillyweed, so my kids still refer to it by that name.

First thing you'll want to do is pick/wash your kale. We used small bite sized leaves. If you use larger leaves, you'll want to remove stems and tear them into bite sized pieces. Use a salad spinner or pat them dry.

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.

Place your kale leaves in a bowl and toss with 1-2 TBSP of olive oil, until well coated. Lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet and sprinkle with a bit sea salt.

Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 15- 20 minutes. You'll want to watch these as they bake, as they tend to burn rather quickly depending on the thickness of the kale leaves. Once you notice the edges start to brown, you'll want to pay close attention so they don't burn.

Kale chips are light and crunchy. They are similar to potato chips with an added health bonus. Kale is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and reasonably rich in calcium and iron.

You can also spice these up with Parmesan or Asiago cheese, red pepper flakes, balsamic vinegar, garlic salt... many different options to create some unique and tasty flavors.


  1. Yummy, I will have to try that one thanks for sharing. x

  2. I've been meaning to make some and your post just reminded me! Thanks!!