Crispy Kale Chips with Kefir Ranch DipNov
11/7/2012 5:18 PM
Kale chips are the new health food sweetheart and for good reason. Kale is naturally low in calories, high in fiber, loaded with iron and Vitamins K, A and C, and high in calcium to boot! Here we have a basic recipe for salt and vinegar kale chips (that you can dress up with garlic powder, nutritional yeast, you name it!) and a side of low-fat, kefir ranch dip.
1 lb kale
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
salt to taste
Wash kale and remove the stems. Rip clean kale into bite-sized pieces and dry thoroughly.
Heat your oven to 200 degrees. Gently massage kale with vinegar and oil (try not to crush it) and place in a single layer on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with salt - go easy on the salt, you can always add more after baking. Place the kale in the oven, and prop the door open - bake for 10 minutes, and check on the progress. Rotate sheets if necessary. Keep baking in 10 minute increments until the kale is dry and crispy. 20-30 minutes.
1/2 cup Lifeway Lowfat Plain Kefir
1/2 cup mayonnaise*
1 tsp dry dill
2 tsp dry parsley
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp onion salt
freshly ground black pepper
*If you don’t mind a thinner dip, you could omit the mayo and use a full cup of kefir.
Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.