Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

Alison Murray Baking, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Paleo, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian 2 Comments

Today is the beginning of “Meatless May” in our household. We’ve been speaking with a financial team about buying/building property and it’s been causing me a lot of anxiety as I flip-flop between different decisions. I’ve been feeling very impatient, indecisive and generally frustrated as I’ve been unable to get my stress and anxiety under control.

To refocus (ahem.. distract) my monkey mind, Kam suggested a task – writing up a month-long, entirely vegetarian meal plan. 30 dinners with leftovers for lunch, lots of breakfast ideas and healthy portable snacks. The aim? Lowering our food budget, getting us out of a food rut and making us feel vibrant and wonderful (in the face of huge decisions).

Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

So out came the recipe books, Kam perusing the ones with pictures, me tearing through the rest.  Gazillions of my internet bookmarks were viewed, my kindle books searched and my recipe notes thrown around as we sat and discussed recipes, ingredients and cooking times.  An hour later we excitedly had four weeks of food plans neatly written up. Lots of new breakfast ideas, snacks, shakes, bakes and leftover-friendly hearty mains for cold Melbourne autumn nights.

There are two types of people; those who eat kale and those who should.”

~~ Bo Muller-Moore

To celebrate our future month of vegie madness I made the first thing on the meal plan, these Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips. With heart-healthy olive oil and digestion boosting apple cider vinegar, eating a bowl of chips has never been more satisfying. Rich in brain protecting manganese and tyrosine, the kale is roasted at a low temperture for an hour to protect the nutrients as well as create a delightfully light and crispy chip. May the Meatless May celebrations begin 😀

Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips
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(dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegan)
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 4
  • 1 bunch of kale (stems and ribs removed), chopped, washed and dried
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vingegar
  • Celtic sea salt or himalayan salt, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 150C. Place kale, oil and vinegar in a large bowl.
  2. Massage oil and vinegar into kale, ensuring good coverage.
  3. Spread out over lined baking tray in single layer without overcrowding.
  4. Bake for 35-50minutes, checking periodically for crispiness and browning.
  5. Sprinkle generously with salt and enjoy immediately, or place in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Comments 2

  1. Nice one Ally. How long in a dehydrator? I’m planning on buying one soon…
    In this house we do “jazz chat” on Fridays (thanks to Hamish and andy) where we have snacks and chat while listening to a backdrop of ABC jazz on the radio to wind down from the week – healthier and cheaper than doing out at a bar… Despite the lovely options in the city around us. Anyways, these could become a staple if I get it right… Slowly weaning the man off of trans fatty chips!

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      Oooer, which dehydrator are you thinking of getting? I bought an Excalibur last year and it’s my baby, I love dehydrating and preserving food with it 🙂 Jazz chat sounds very fun to me, it does sound like a much healthier and cheaper option!
      Chuck the kale chips on a lined dehydrator sheet at 115F for around 6-8 hours. Good luck with the weaning!

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