Quick, easy, healthy and delicious crispy kale crisps

HA! I hear you think. AS IF. Kale? Delicious? Get real.

Okay, so I don’t actually like kale – at all. It’s bitter, boring, and tastes like sadness and diets. BUT. Cover it in melted butter or olive oil, and lots of salt, then burn the leaves to a frazzle, and they’re actually quite tasty. Plus you can crunch your way through a whole bowl of them and tell yourself that all you’re having is a bowl of salted kale. I like them as they make a great replacement for my seaweed thins / crisps addiction, which is becoming expensive. If you love those seaweed crisps then trust me, these are worth giving a go. Just don’t expect your boyfriend to like them.

All you need is:

  • 1 bag of kale leaves, washed (or don’t bother, as you’ll be burning them to a frazzle anyway)
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • Baking paper / greaseproof paper


1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C fan oven. Lay the kale leaves out on a sheet of baking paper, drizzle with some olive oil, sprinkle with some salt, then bung it in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes.

2. Take them out of the oven when they’re still green but turning brown, and try a few to make sure they’re paper thin and melt in your mouth – you don’t want them chewy!

3. Pop ’em in a bowl, or seal them in a sandwich / freezer bag for later.

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