How To Make Lemon Kale Chips

Making kale chips is simple, but it's important to keep in mind a few simples rules and you'll be bound for success: De-stem the kale. Season the kale (very well) with salt and pepper. This is key. It is very important to add a generous amount of salt and pepper before the kale cooks. Doing so will ensure a crisp, salty treat instead of what you might imagine kale chips to taste like. For an extra zing, squeeze on half a lemon before baking, and a little more after the kale cools.

We made these baked kale chips at a recent FR Test Kitchen and could not get enough of them. Suddenly, no one cared for the steak (well, maybe a little), and all eyes were on the kale. No need to lecture you on the health benefits of kale since you probably already know. Trust us, this will be a new favorite snack — and not just because it's healthy.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 2 bunches kale
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 baking sheets
  • sharp knife