My friend Janet asked me to make her cheesy kale chips. I will admit I’ve seen them around for a while now and thought meh…maybe one day. Then Janet bought me a bag of the cheesy kale chips at Whole Foods. I tried them and was wowed. So I finally made kale chips today.
Cheesy Kale Chips (adapted from Gone Raw)
1 large bunch of curly, green kale, washed, large stems removed, torn into bite size pieces
1 cup cashews, (soaked 2 hours)
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
juice of 1 lemon
2.5 T. nutritional yeast
1 t. Celtic Sea Salt
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
Put cashews, red bell pepper, lemon, nutritional yeast and 1 t. Celtic salt in food processor. Blend until smooth. Using your hands, massage coating onto kale pieces getting it inside of curls. Put on baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray. (Don’t worry about flattening them, they’re better bunched up) and cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Flipping halfway through.
***Updated to add: we now have a dehydrator and it makes these a lot easier. Follow directions above and place them on dehydrator trays and let them go for about 4-5 hours (or until desired crispness) rotating the trays halfway through.
What’s the latest “trendy” thing you’ve made? (and yes I consider kale chips to be trendy)