New Flavours for Kale Crisps

Unlike everyone else in the world I only recently discovered kale crisps. But now I have, I can’t stop eating them! I’ve been experimenting with them over the last few weeks using the various spices and seeds I have in my cupboards and have come up with a few flavour combos you might not have tried but definitely should!

Once you have the basic recipe spot on (it may need tweaking depending on how good your oven is and how salty you like your food) then just experiment with what you have in the cupboard. Some seasonings I found to be too hardly noticeable, others too over-powering. The four combinations each give a slightly different flavour to the kale. I can’t choose a favourite!

When you’re tipping the kale crisps into a bowl, make sure you get all the little bits from the oven tray, they are where the flavour is!

Basic Recipe: 

Generally speaking, this is enough for two to snack on in front of a film or at your desk (as is often the case for me!)

  • Take a bag of kale and scatter it across a baking tray making sure it’s evenly distributed and all the pieces are roughly the same size.
  • Drizzle 1 tbsp of oil over the kale and mix it through with your hands to ensure even coverage.
  • Scatter with the desired seasoning.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 mins on around 180c/ gas mark 3-4 until crisp, dry & slightly browned on the edges.
  • Transfer to a bowl & enjoy.

Smokey Chipotle 

I use a mix by Leicester based company Spicentice for this but you can use any pre-mix smokey chipotle seasoning.

  • Toss the kale leaves in olive oil
  • Season with sea salt & spice mix
  • Once cooked, sprinkle with some more chipotle mix.

Korean Inspired 

  • Toss the kale leaves in sesame oil
  • Scatter with a pinch of sesame seeds, sea salt & gochucharu (Korean red chilli powder). If you can’t get this, red chilli flakes will be fine.
  • Once cooked, sprinkle with another pinch of sesame seeds.

Japanese Inspired

  • Toss the kale leaves in sesame oil & 1 tsp soy sauce
  • Scatter with 1 heaped tsp of furikake (a seed & spice mix used to season rice). 

Cumin Spiced 

  • Toss the kale leaves in olive oil
  • Sprinkle with 1 tsp cumin seeds & 1/2 tsp curry powder.
That’s it – do you have any suggestions for kale crisp seasoning? Do share below in the comments so I can try them all! Any excuse to crack open another bag of kale! 
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  1. 24th June 2016 / 6:50 pm

    These are my favourite healthy snack at the moment, and I am really liking them with nutritional yeast on.

  2. 25th June 2016 / 9:31 am

    You've beaten me to it. I can't quite believe it, but I still haven't tried kale crisps. You've inspired me to get on with it. Not sure I could choose a favourite seasoning, all of yours sound delicious.

  3. 25th June 2016 / 10:32 am

    It's not too late Choclette! Even just with sea salt and black pepper they are good 🙂

  4. 25th June 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Smokey Chipotle for me on a Saturday night! You have just livened up our snack choices somewhat!

  5. 1st July 2016 / 10:23 pm

    Hehehe, thanks Helen – I love the smokey chipotle too 🙂

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