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.

Crispy Kale recipe

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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.

Crispy Kale recipe
  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

Step by Step Instructions


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.

Crispy Kale recipe

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.

Crispy Kale recipe

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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