How to make Crispy Kale

My favourite Kale recipe! Just 4 ingredients and 8 minutes in the oven. I bake this when I’m on the minutes but still need something substantial. I serve it with soy sauce egg noodles and steam in the bag vegetables. A perfect meal for when your short on time.

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What You’ll need for this Crispy Kale recipe

Kale Leaves I am using Curly Kale but any Variety will work.

Olive Oil Im using Extra Virgin

Sesame Seeds Sesame seeds are optional, another alternative could be chopped peanuts or walnuts for a nutty twist.

Salt I love sea salt on my Crispy Kale.

How To Make Crispy Kale

  1. Wash and dry 4-6 Kale leaves and line them up on a lined baking tray.
  2. Drizzle with Olive oil
  3. Sprinkle with Sesame seeds
  4. Sprinkle Sea Salt
  5. Pop in the Oven at 200 degrees for 8 minutes until brown and Crispy


I don’t strip the leaves from the stem before cooking, I do it after. This way I can hold the stem while pulling the crunchy leaves away.

  • When baked they will look brown and crunchy.
  • Just crumble into pieces with your fingers and scatter on your stir-fry. I liken this Crispy Kale to the crispy seaweed from my local Chinese takeaway. So delicious! Adds a beautiful salty crunch to my meal.

Check out my post on How to grow Kale. Give this recipe a try and let me know how you get on in the comments, or tag me on Instagram, I would love to see your creations.

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Crispy Kale

Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes


  • Kale leaves
  • Sea Salt
  • Olive Oil
  • Sesame seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 200°c
  • Spread Kale leaves on a baking tray
  • Drizzle with Olive oil, sprinkle with Sea Salt and Sesame
  • Pop in the the oven for 8 minutes.



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