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Farm Market: Kale Chips Recipe July 8, 2011

Since my yard doesn’t have enough sun to grow vegetables, I rely on the local farm markets to get my fresh veggie fix. This week, I scored radishes, new potatoes, peas, and a huge bunch of fresh kale.

farm market vegetables | | paula bonelli

farm market vegetables

My daughter recently shared a delicious soup with me that had sausage and kale in it. Yum! So when I saw the kale, I knew I had to get this into my diet! I LOVE soup, but I’ve been wanting to try making kale chips since my weakness is potato chips – it’s a salt and crunch thing. I figure it’s a healthier way to get my fix.

So, here’s the recipe I’m giving a whirl – try it out for yourself. You’ll never look at chips the same way again. 🙂 This recipe can be easily adjusted depending on the amount of kale you start with – doubling is easy.


  • 1 head kale or 1 large bunch, washed and thoroughly  dried

    kale chips recipe | | paula bonelli

    kale, rinsed and dried

  • 2-6 tablespoons olive oil (drizzle liberally)
  • 1 teaspoon smoky or spanish paprika (optional for a smoky flavor)
  • Sea salt, enough to sprinkle liberally


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Remove the ribs from the kale and tear into 2-4 inch pieces.
Lay on a baking sheet, drizzle and toss with the olive oil, salt and paprika (if desired).

kale chips recipe | | paula bonelli

seasoned and baked

Bake until crisp, about 20 minutes.
Serve as finger food.*

*Optional (less healthy!) serving suggestion. Serve with this kicked-up mayonnaise for dipping:

  • 1 cup olive oil mayonnaise or regular mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

    kale chips recipe | | paula bonelli

    kale chips ready to serve!

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper to taste

Per serving (about 2 cups): Calories 60; Fat 4 g (Saturated 1 g); Cholesterol 0 mg;

Sodium 170 mg; Carbohydrate 6 g; Fiber 2 g; Protein 2 g

Nutritional information courtesy of Ellie Krieger,

Sources: I’ve adapted this recipe from several different recipes at, courtesy of Melissa d’Arabian, Ellie Krieger and Giada DeLaurentiis.


5 Responses to “Farm Market: Kale Chips Recipe”

  1. Angie Says:

    yummy! i really have to try these, i love kale!

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  3. Deborah McLaren Says:

    Hi! I love this recipe and your blog. I’ve shared this with my friends on Facebook! Deborah McLaren/Local Flavor Travel. Cheers!

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