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Crispy Kale Chips

Kale leaves baked into a crispy snack - one of the healthier snacks you can munch on. Can be made in air fryer or oven.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine global vegetarian
Servings 1


  • 24 Kale leaves
  • 2 tsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • salt to sprinkle
  • ground pepper to sprinkle


  • To make crispy kale chips, start by prepping kale leaves. Fill the sink or a tub with water. Wash the kale leaves under a jet of water to dislodge any soil stuck to it. Soak the kale leaves for a few minutes. Shake off any excess water.
  • Use a salad spinner to dry out the leaves. Otherwise layer them on a cotton towel and cover with another cotton towel to absorb all the water from the leaves.
  • Take 2 tsp oil in a large bowl. Add the leaves and massage them well with the oil.
  • Preheat the air fryer or oven at 180°C.
  • Place the oiled leaves in the air fryer or arrange them in a single layer on a baking tray. Dial the air fryer timer for 5 minutes.
  • Open the basket once in the middle and give it a shake. In an oven, they need to be baked for around 7 minutes. Make sure you stay around and watch. You can tell when they have crisped up, remove the tray out immediately. The leaves will get crisper on cooling.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and eat as is or with a dip like this sour cream dip. I have served with it an orange and olive oil dressing.