Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Chili Lime Kale Chips

Kale chips are a healthy and easy snack that I love to have on hand.  The flavor combinations are endless and since I had a bunch of limes it seemed only natural to create a new recipe using the combination of gorgeous greens: kale, lime and cilantro!  Therefore, I give you Chili Lime Kale Chips with a hint of cilantro!

Plus, it is the season for raw sunflower seeds and I harvested my biggest sunflower and let its seeds dry out.  Now, they are part of my kale chip recipe!  Can't wait for the rest of them to mature but this little guy is smallest so I decided to appreciate this little dude for beauty and not bounty :).

These chips are so full of fresh flavor that I ate almost all of them and barely had enough left for the picture! They are that good!  Very filling, too!  Let's get started!

Chili Lime Kale Chips Ingredients:
1 bunch of kale, washed, torn into bite sized pieces
1 cup raw sunflower seeds, soaked 4-6 hours, drained, rinsed
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
juice of 1 lime
zest of 1 lime
additional water

To a food processor fitted with the "S-type" blade, add all ingredients except the water.  Process until well combined.  Slowly add in the water until desired "hummus-like" consistency is achieved.  Give the batter a taste and see if you need to add more salt.
Place all the prepared kale in a large bowl.  Pour the chili lime batter on top and massage into the kale making sure all chips are well covered.  Then to parchment or teflex lined dehydrator trays, add your kale in a single layer making sure not to overlap.  Dehydrate 8-10 hours.  Enjoy!


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1 comment:

  1. I am going to try your recipe. Last time I made kale chips they came out soggy.