Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Vegan MoFo: Pizza Kale Chips Recipe



In the mood for a crunchy, salty, savory, sinful-feeling snack? You and I are going to be great friends. Being a huge lover of comfort foods like pizza I jumped on the chance to try local brand Good'n'Raw kale chips. Based in Lakewood, OH, this company describes its mission to be "To increase the potential of humanity naturally, with nutritious, living foods".

They have 5 different types of kale chips that I've seen: Pizza, Chizee, Sesame, BBQ, and Ranch. Each container runs btwn. $8.50 and $10, so they're a rare treat. I took home the Pizza and Chizee flavors and was BLOWN AWAY. Each was so fantastic and complex and tasted sooooo naughty. But, with kale as the base and whole, nutrient-packed ingredients as they flavoring these morsels are a healthy treat.

Wanting to replicate the taste of the Pizza kale chips I created a recipe of my own, which I would like to share. Behold!





Pizza Kale Chips


1 bunch kale, rinsed & torn into chunks
1 container grape or cherry tomatoes
1 tbs olive oil
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
spices to taste: garlic powder, basil, thyme, oregano, salt, black pepper.


  • Heat stove to 350 degrees
  • Rub baking tray with olive oil and spread tomatoes out. Roast for 30 minutes.
  • Lower oven temp to 200 degrees.
  • Mix tomatoes and other ingredients (except kale) in high-speed blender until creamy.
  • In large bowl mix kale chunks with the paste until completely covered.
  • Spread onto as many as 3 lined baking sheets (w/ foil or parchment paper), making sure to leave some space between the kale so it will cook more quickly. Place baking sheets in oven and leave oven door slightly ajar.
  • Check kale every 30 minutes or so, turning the pieces and removing any that have become perfectly crispy. Continue checking until all kale is crispy (btwn 2 & 3 hours). Do not immediately store or else kale will become soggy!

You will not regret making these and I wouldn't be surprised if they disappeared in a day! So tasty. What's your favorite way to prepare kale?

10 comments:

Joey said...

When I read the first bit of your post, I panicked it would be just in praise of lovely looking kale chips that I wouldn't be able to get over here and there wouldn't be a recipe at the end! Very glad to see I can make me some of those tasty, tasty chips!

chinese food brisbane said...

Nice explained recipe! It seems interesting.

xvavaveganx said...

Yum!! These sound amazing! Can't get any better than pizza kale chips :) Bookmarked!

Lindsay said...

Oh yum, I love kale chips and I think this will be just perfect to spice up my routine :)

Cadry said...

Oh, I've got to try this one! I like the addition of the roasted tomatoes. I've made kale chips many times, but never with the flavor of pizza. Nice!

JL said...

I gave you a shout-out on my Week 1 Vegan MoFo round-up post today!

John McDevitt said...

Mmmm, that's my kinda of kale!

Emily said...

Those look delicious and decadent. I love kale chips, but rarely buy them because, well... $8.50 per package is enough of a reason.

Anonymous said...

I am interested in making these for a holiday party, but if I wanted to do it the day before, how should i store them??

KTBuns said...

I've found most success storing them in plastic containers with those little silicone moisture-wicking packets, but if you don't have those on hand I would leave them on a tray, uncovered, in a safe spot until right before you are going to serve them - the less time they're stuffed in a container the crispier they'll stay!