Ok so we all know that we need to eat our greens and we also know that it can be hard to do sometimes! My family hates most greens (except broccoli) so finding a recipe that they will eat is almost impossible. This recipe won me and my littlest son (2 yrs) over completely but the rest shunned it. If you already like greens you will love this otherwise who knows but I think it is worth a try because it is amazing!
I got this recipe from the VeganYumYum book. As most of you low fat vegans know oil is kept to a minimum if used at all but there is no replacement for sesame seed oil and so some of us still use it on occasion. This recipe is simple and quick and if you cook it right it is like eating potato chips. I know that seems weird or impossible that kale could taste like chips but it is true! If you cook them just right they get perfectly crispy and are super light and amazingly delicious. You may have to take out pieces as they get done to ensure they all get crispy but it is just a few minutes and so worth it.
1 head of kale, washed and deveined
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil (the dark kind) (can use a small amount of cooking spray to lower fat or less oil)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 pinch to 1/8 teaspoon salt (don’t do more they will be to salty!)
Preheat the oven to 375°F
Tear the kale into bite size pieces, then spread it out evenly on a cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Put the oil in your CLEAN hands and rub hands together to evenly coat. Then scrunch kale with your fingers until the oil is evenly distributed over the greens. Sprinkles the sesame seeds and salt over the top.
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until the leaves are crispy but still dark green. You may have to remove the pieces that get done around the edges and cook the rest to get it all crispy. ENJOY!