- 1 bunch leafy kale
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp chilli powder
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Toppings of your choice!
Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet, which is great considering it can easily be turned into a snack food everyone knows and loves – chips!
Directions for Kale Chip Nachos
Choose Kale varieties that have leafy edges to obtain optimum crispiness. Thoroughly wash and dry kale leaves, remove stems. In a large bowl add 1 tbsp olive oil and chilli powder. Mix thoroughly, it’s easiest to get your kale fully coated if you use your fingers. Space kale out evenly on a baking sheet.
Bake kale leafy side down in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, don’t worry if they aren’t fully crispy yet – they are going back in the oven! Turn Kale onto other side and add your toppings and cheese, return to oven for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
I went with green peppers and jalapenos for my nachos, you can choose to top them with whatever your heart desires! Serve with salsa and/or sour cream for dipping.
These Kale Chip Nachos are surprisingly sturdy, I feared they would be weak and break apart. You’re best using a spoon to scoop salsa onto your kale chips instead of dipping them straight to prevent breaking.
These Kale Chip Nachos were so yummy! I ate the entire plate myself and I was so full. They were a great alternative to tortilla chips. If you give this recipe a try be sure to let me know, I’d love to know what you think! Thanks for reading!