Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hailey's Favorite Cheezy Kale Chips / Kale Salad

I also think this recipe is delicious! Likewise it makes a yummy tossed salad when made fresh. This recipe fills one 9 tray Excaliber.

3/4C sesame seeds or premade tahini
1/4C Braggs Liquid Aminos
1/4C Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4C Water
1 clove of Garlic
juice of one Lemon
1/4C Nutritional Yeast

2 bunches of Kale, stemmed

1. In a high power blender, mix all the ingredients together except the kale. If you don't have a high powered blender, you sesame seeds might not get crushed well into the sauce. I would put the seeds and a little water in first to make a paste, then add the remaining ingredients. If it gives you trouble you could buy tahini instead of using seeds.

2. Put the washed, ribbed kale in a large bowl. Drizzle sauce and mix well to coat than lay out on onto your dehydrator sheets. Dry in your dehydrator on 105 until crisp. Time varies based on humidity and type of kale used. Its about 8 hours + -

If you turned up your heat it would go faster, but it would take some enzymes with it and would no longer be raw. No dehydrator or time? If you don't mind loosing the raw benefits, you can make these in the oven on a moderate temp (around 325-350) for about 10 minutes or until crisp. Similar to backing crackers. So you could enjoy this amazing recipe even if you don't have a dehydrator. For my fellow homesteaders, who want to do it off grid - put a rack above your wood stove or but them in a solar oven until crisp, and enjoy!

***A note on using this as a dressing. We absolutely LOVE it..but Little goes a long way. So you might consider reduein the dressing in half or doubling the kale. (We like to double the kale to 4 bunches!) :-)

1 comment:

  1. AWESOME recipe...and this is our second year lovin kale!