Welcome to The Finished Plate’s 100th blog post! Hope you have enjoyed them so far and I look forward to writing many more!
Last night I made Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana which consisted of Kale. It was my first time really using kale in a recipe. I only used half a bunch in the recipe, so I needed a way of using the remainder. Why not Kale Chips? I’ve seen them being baked and dehydrated on Food Network shows and I’ve seen dozens of recipes for them online. First before I give you the recipe I used for just regular kale chips, I want to provide you links to all the recipe deviations out there providing more flavors and options.
Spicy Tasty: Baked Kale Chips -uses salt and garlic powder
An Uneducated Palate: Baby Kale Chips with a Kick- uses salt and crushed red pepper flakes (I love the name of the blog)
Alkaline Sisters: Chipotle Hemp Kale Chips-uses sunflower seeds, hemp nuts, chipotle powder, garlic, agave syrup and salt
Vegan Richa: Kale Chips with Garam Masala uses garam masala
Spabettie: Chocolate Dipped Sugared Kale Chips uses melted chocolate and coconut sugar
Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes: Cheezy Kale Chips uses raw cashews, nutri yeast, smoky paprika chipotle seasoning, garlic granules, paprika, and garlic
Savory Simple: Spicy Tahini Kale Chips uses lime juice, olive oil, tahini, yeast, crushed red pepper flakes and salt
Architecture of a Mom: Barbecue Kale Chips uses olive oil, salt and Smokehouse Maple Seasoning Mix from McCormick (I love the name of this blog too)
White on Rice Couple: Spicy Kale Chips uses olive oil, salt, chili flakes, paprika or cayenne pepper
The Healthy Family and Home: Raw Vegan Sour Cream and Onion Kale Chips uses macadamia nuts, cashews, onion, green onions, lemons, pink Himalayan salt
Okay, so you get the picture, as long as you can put a spice or seasoning into powder form, you can make kale chips rather tasty. Just keep looking, there are more variations.
For the recipe I am giving you, I am baking them and putting a ranch dressing powder on them. Yum, ranch kale chips! It’s easy and your kids might even like them!
A half bundle of kale
1 tsp or more of olive oil or vegetable oil
a few sprinklings of ranch powder dressing mix
a half sheet cookie pan
Wash and dry your kale after you have taken the leaves off the stems.
Put the kale in a bowl and sprinkle olive oil and ranch powder of the top and incorporate onto the leaves by mixing it with your hands.
Spread onto cookie sheet. Wash your hands.
Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes.