A Crispy Kale Snack

A crispy kale snackHere is how to make a crispy kale snack that is quick and tasty.

We are often advised ‘for the good of our health’ to eat more vegetables. How many of us though really consume the suggested five portions a day? It is often quite difficult to achieve this when you have a discerning family AND only 24 hours in a day. One great way to pack a bevvy of vegetables into our meals is to make soups. Here is another idea – crispy kale.

Kale is often portrayed as the villain of the piece – the green chewy green vegetable¬† that usually gets pushed to the side of the plate. Here is a way to make kale sexy again and get this – it is very quick to cook. And here’s how.

Take a bag of kale and using your hands rip the curly leaves from the thick main stems. Throw these away. Place the remainder on a baking tray, lightly drizzle with olive oil (not too much) and toss around with your hands to evenly distribute the oil. Place tray in the oven at 150C/130C fan/gas 2 and cook for 10 to 20 mins. The kale is ready when it is crispy but not burnt. I really love this dish served as a starter, lightly seasoned with salt.