Monday, September 8, 2014

Spicy Kale Chips

Guest Post By: Paulding & Company

Founded by mother-daughter duo Tracy and Terry, Paulding is a full catering kitchen based in San Francisco boasting vast opportunities for bonding and excitement. Teaching people to cook, and cook well, is where this business had it's beginnings. Today they host a variety of culinary based services, such as cooking class, group events, and private parties.

These days, kale is all the rage! Here is a delicious, yet healthy snack that has tons of flavor and not a lot of calories. These cheesy crunchy chips are a tasty alternative to potato chips and much better for you. Be sure to purchase ultra-fresh organic vegetables for this, to make it even healthier.

Spicy Kale Chips
2 ½ cups of raw cashews
1 large red bell pepper
2-3 red Fresno peppers
1-2 tsp lemon juice (to taste)
2 tsp sea salt
2 Tbs. nutritional yeast
3 bunches curly kale

Soak the cashews in water for 3-4 hours. Combine with the stemmed and seeded peppers, lemon, salt and yeast in a blender. Puree. Taste the mixture, and if it needs it, add more salt or lemon.

Strip the stems from the kale leaves-you can do this easily by holding the end of the stem in one hand, and firmly running the other hand up the sides of it, dislodging the leaf. The tough part of the stem will come off, leaving the tenderer part intact.

In a large bowl, combine the Kale with the blended mixture, using your hands (evenly) as possible distribute the mixture. Lay the leaves onto a dehydrator racks, crowding them but not stacking them. Dehydrate at 105° F for 12-16 hours, until very crisp. Store in sealed zip bags. If you don’t get them dry enough they will soften in the bag.

If you don’t have a dehydrator they can be laid out on a rack or over a pan in the oven with the temperature set as low as possible. The time to dehydrate will be greatly reduced, probably to about an hour or even less.

The chips will be a tasty snack!


  1. That's cool. I 've not made them ... think it's time that I did! These look wonderful.

  2. I LOVE this recipe. It is easy as can be and looks delicious!! Pinning for later.