Kale Chips w Garlic Lemon Aioli

Today I was given the absolute motherload of Kale.


Raw Kale

After reading so much about the health benefits of this plant I knew I needed to try it. I had been warned that it can be extremely bitter, but these curly leaves were not destined to form part of any healthy vego or vegan meal.

Blackboard signage Kale Chips

Kale Chips w Garlic & Lemon Aioli

These babies were going down the junk food path. I have been reading all the hype about Kale chips for almost two years now and today would be my day to gorge myself on the deliciously crisp, oily, salty yet nutritious greens.

I think you will agree that I have done a good job of turning a virtuous health giving plant into a dieters nightmare, but believe me it was a luscious journey I had to take.

Kale Chips and Aioli

Kale Chips and Aioli

Here is my step by step method of making Kale chips, it is a very simple easy snack to make.

Kale Chips w Garlic & Lemon Aioli


1 Bunch Kale

1 ½ Tbs olive oil for each tray

1 tsp salt

Garlic & Lemon Aioli:

3 cloves garlic

1 cup macadamia oil

Juice from 1 lemon

1 egg yolk

Salt & pepper to taste

Smokey Paprika Salt to serve

2 t/s salt

1 t/s smokey paprika


  • Preheat oven to 150 degrees
  • Prepare the kale by removing the stem
Kale for crisps

Kale ready for baking

  • Lay kale out on baking tray being careful not to overlap.
Cooking Kale for Crisps

Cooking Kale for Crisps

  • Bake for a total of 20 minutes. Allow them to cook for 15mins then turn for the last 5 mins. Check that the leaves are crisp. If not return them to the oven for longer.


  • Add ¼ of the oil, the egg yolk, lemon and garlic to bowl.
  • Use a stick blender or food processor to process these ingredients.
  • Once smooth slowly add the remaining oil in a stream to the mixture. As it emulsifies it will thicken into a mayonnaise.
Close up of Kale Chips

Close up of Kale Chips

Serve the Aioli and the smokey paprika salt alongside the kale chips for a delicious, but not so nutritious accompaniment.

Serving Kale Chips with delicious accompaniments

A serve of Kale Chips with Garlic Aioli

If you want to completely negate all the health giving properties of this magical plant serve with a nicely chilled glass of champagne and watch the sunset on another working week.

Hello weekend!

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