CSA Week 5: Jen & Derek’s Organic Farm – Nacho Kale Chips

Kale chips seem to be everywhere and everyone is talking about how delicious they are. Just a few hours ago I picked up my CSA box.  It contained a heavenly looking head of kale and  I was inspired to try making kale chips.  So I dusted off my container of nutritional yeast (ahh!! Scary, what is that stuff?!) that was hiding in the back of my cupboard and my homemade taco seasoning to add some spice.    The nutritional yeast adds a cheesy flavour to the kale chips that is quite tasty, but if you don’t have any they are still delicious.  Within five minutes of the chips emerging from the oven, they had vanished.

nacho kale chips

Nacho Kale Chips
Makes: a couple of handfuls

1 bunch of fresh kale (10-12 large leaves)
1/2 tablespoon of olive oil
2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast (optional)
2 teaspoons of homemade taco seasoning
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Preheat your oven to 325F.  Wash the kale and tear into bite size pieces.  Set on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil, nutritional yeast, taco seasoning and salt.  Gently massage the oil and flavouring into the kale, making sure to coat each piece.  Place  in your preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes until crisp and crunchy.  Watch the batch for the last five minutes, these chips can burn really quickly.  Eat immiadiately once cool, and if you happen to have any left, wrap tightly and store for a few days.  Enjoy!

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