Quick and Easy Roasted Kale Recipe
Kale doesn’t really seem like the type of food that’s made for roasting. It’s a leafy green that looks better suited for salads and soups. But roasted kale is a healthy and tasty snack that’s not only a nice change from potato chips, but also provides good nutrition as its high in vitamin A, potassium and iron. When preparing this crispy treat, you can modify the recipe according to your preferred taste and adjust the recipe to suit the occasion. You can purchase kale at your local grocery store, supermarket or farmers market. It has gained a massive following over recent years and is considered to be one of the ‘superfoods,’ and is therefore becoming easier to come across than before.
Oven roasted kale is easy to make: the recipe calls for only a short list of ingredients, and only a small amount of time and energy. The main thing you need to take care of is to keep an eye on you’re the greens while they sit in the oven as you don’t want them blackened!
The secret to preparing kale for oven roasting is to remove as much moisture from the leaves as you can before you put them in the oven. You can do this with either a salad spinner or by using tea towels or kitchen towels to draw out the moisture. Removing as much moisture as possible means that you will have crispier roasted kale chips once they come out of the oven. Nobody wants to eat soggy kale!
The roasting usually only requires about 12 minutes in the oven. The kale leaves should be spread across an oven tray to make a thin layer. You may need to give your kale a bit of a shake about halfway through the cooking time to ensure they cook all over. Keep an eye on the kale as it cooks to ensure you don’t burn the leaves.
There are numerous roasted kale recipes, and some recipes insist that you need to salt the kale before you put them in the oven, whilst other recipes ask that you salt the kale once it comes out of the oven. You could also add some of your own seasonings to the roasted kale such as garlic salt or chicken salt, Cajun spice, or even Parmesan cheese for a stronger taste. You could also splash on some good quality balsamic vinegar to your roasted kale, which also makes a great snack for guests before a nice meal.
Your kale chips makes a healthy and cheap snack that can be eaten as a healthier alternative to buttered popcorn or potato chips. You can munch on your kale with guests, or pop them into your mouth as you sit in front of a movie. You can store your kale for up to a couple days in an air tight container, in case you can’t finish them all at once, however the sooner you eat them the fresher your roasted kale will taste. We think you will agree that this kale chips recipe is tough to beat!