This recipe takes a little "bravery" to follow through on the first time. Many people dislike the taste of kale due to the texture or bitterness. With that stated, kale is an exceptionally nutritious vegetable that is loaded with health enhancing plant chemicals that have been indicated in preventing cancer. It is also high in other nutrients such as fiber, vitamins A, K, and C.
- one head of kale
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- sea salt or seasoned salt
Take the kale leaves and wash thoroughly. Then, after washing, dry out as much as possible either by dabbing with a towel or preferably, using a salad spinner. After the leaves are relatively dry, break off or cut off bite size pieces by tearing or cutting from the thick stems.
Mix kale leaves with a tablespoon of oil.
Place all the kale pieces in a single layer on either wax or parchment paper which has been sprayed first with some vegetable oil spray such as Pam. Sprinkle with seasoned salt or sea salt.
Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes and attempt to pull out of the oven before they turn brown. You are attempting to bake the kale just enough to prevent scorching, but also enough to dry the kale out. Any moisture left behind will result in a soggy snack food.
Apparently, many children often love this recipe! I know my grandson devoured about half of it, while the adults were not too sure about trying it out!