Sesame Kale Chips

Returning back home after two weeks of vacation usually means detox time. We ate often and we ate well while we were away, and I enjoyed every minute of it. But now that we are back to the regular routine, we are ready to eat some healthy foods and lots of vegetables…. Enter the kale chip!

We usually just make kale chips with olive oil and salt, but today I wanted to add another flavor dimension to this snack. All you do is whisk together a coating of miso paste, soy sauce, maple syrup, lemon juice, and sesame seeds and toss the kale in the mixture before baking (I also added some pieces of nori, or seaweed, for an additional element of surprise). It added maybe two minutes to the prep time, and tons of pizzazz!!

If you’ve come across any other great flavored kale chip recipes, let me know!

1 head of kale, washed, dried, de-stemmed and torn into large pieces
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
2 Tbsp miso paste
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp lemon juice
3 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 sheets of nori, torn into small pieces (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together sesame seeds, miso paste, maple syrup, lemon juice, soy sauce, and salt, until completely smooth. Add kale pieces to the bowl and toss with your hands until the kale is all evenly coated. If using, add nori pieces and very lightly toss again. Place kale mixture on the baking sheets in one layer. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the edges are starting to brown and the kale has wilted significantly. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes or until the leaves have crisped up. Use a spatula to transfer chips to bowl and enjoy immediately (they are best when fresh!).

Serves 4

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