When you belong to a CSA, you get a lot of kale. It’s a fact of life. And delicious and nutritious as kale may be, you start to get bored. Well it seems that every food blog out there has posted a recipe for kale chips, so I don’t claim to be original in this regard. But this is my simple and tasty method to turn a vegetable that might make you roll your eyes every time you open your CSA bag into something delectable.
Kale chips. It’s a simple concept. You season up some chopped kale and toss it with olive oil, bake it in the oven, and voila – a quick and easy snack. What may not be so simple is how incredibly delicious it becomes. If you even remotely, marginally, kinda-sorta like kale, I promise you will adore kale chips. You’ll probably want to eat the whole batch in one sitting. (Which is a good idea, because they get chewy when you store them).
I’m not kidding when I say it’s simple. Here it goes, are you ready?
Salt and Pepper Kale Chips (makes about 2 cups)
- 1 bunch of kale, stripped from stems, coarsely chopped
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1. Preheat oven to 425.
2. Put the chopped kale in a large bowl and drizzle with the oil. Season with salt and pepper. Use your hands to toss everything together, making sure all the kale pieces get their fair share of the oil and seasonings.
3. Spread out the kale on a baking sheet, careful not to overlap too much. Bake for 10 minutes, tossing the kale about halfway through the cooking time. Let cool slightly before eating.