I know I kept talking about these tasty raw kale chips and I made a video but for some reason just never got round to sharing it. Well, I am this evening. I’m going to let you watch it first and then below I’ll be sharing a list of the ingredients I used in them.
If kale is in season, these chips are just perfect for using your own produce or freshly bought ones from the local shops. If you can’t get your hands on whole kale heads, just buy a bag of curly kale and give them a good rinse.
Here is the recipe I used, slightly adapted to indulge my own preferences of course. 🙂
- one bag of curly kale or 1 – 2 whole kale heads
- 1 cup of cashews soaked in water for a couple of hours
- 1 bell pepper, red or yellow
- 1 clove of garlic
- a liberal sprinkling of chili pepper flakes according to how hot you like it!
- 1 spoonful of nutritional yeast (optional) – if not be sure to add some salt
- good sprinkling of wasabi
This is all very simple to put together. Wash the kale and put it into a large mixing bowl. Place all the other ingredients into the blender and blitz until the nuts have formed a soft paste with everything else.
Pour this mixture onto the kale chips.
Now comes the fun bit. Get your hands in there and massage the mixture into the kale leaves until everything is well covered. Then spread the leaves out flat in one layer on two trays. Use teflon sheets if you are using your regular oven. Use your special trays and sheets if you have a dehydrator.
Pop them into the dehydrator and leave overnight. Make sure to leave the door slightly open if you are using an oven and only switch on to practically the lowest setting.
The next morning you should be greeted by two trays of delicious crispy chips as evidenced in my video. If you should happen to get carried away and eat them all in one go, just make another batch later in the day for the next morning.
I’ll let you know when I try out some different tastes. And do let me know if you try them too.