I love Kale chips, but they are ridiculously priced in the grocery store (usually $6.00 for a little 2 or 3 ounce bag)….and who knows how old they are. So I like to make my own. Here’s the simple recipe.
2 bunches organic kale
1 ½ C. raw, organic cashews
¾ c. water
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
½ tsp. powdered organic garlic
½ tsp. powdered organic onion
¼ tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. dried organic basil
2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
1. Wash, dry and de-stem 2 bunches of kale.
2. Tear kale into bite size pieces.
3. Place cashews, water, lemon juice, garlic, onion, salt and basil in Vitamix and puree till smooth.
4. Place kale in large bowl, pour ranch dressing on top of kale, and mix thoroughly with your hands being sure that kale is well coated.
5. Place kale pieces on non stick sheets of your dehydrator. (This recipe used 4 trays).
6. Dehydrate at 110 for about three hours, or until the kale feels dry, then flip the kale onto mesh sheets.
7. Continue to dehydrate for another two hours or till kale is completely dry.
8. Store in air tight containers or ziploc bags, in a cool place.
The ranch dressing I used was adapted from Jennifer Cornbleet’s original Ranch Dressing, from her wonderful book, “Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 people”.