This recipe was adapted from one of my favorite methods of preparing broccoli and cauliflower - roasting at high heat with the bold flavor of chili powder. The result with kale is a little outrageous - fiery flavor with a unique crispy texture!

SJRJA

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Place the kale into a large mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss until evenly coated, then sprinkle with the chili powder and kosher salt, and toss again. Spread the seasoned kale onto a baking sheet.

  • Roast in the preheated oven for 5 minutes, then stir the kale, and continue roasting until the edges become brown and a little crispy, 5 to 8 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

70 calories; protein 2.5g 5% DV; carbohydrates 7.8g 3% DV; fat 4.2g 6% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 288.9mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2009
These were very good. Was looking for a new recipe for Kale and found this. They are definitely spicy and the Kale cooks down quite a bit. Seems critically important to toss and coat the kale leaves evenly with the oil and spices. Note that ours were a bit salty as I overdid the salt. Probably something you want to experiment with in terms of exact seasoning amounts. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2009
This was interesting to try. My chili flavor did not come through at all. And some pieces came out too salty. But it was interesting to try the kale all crispy. It kind of just dissovles in your mouth. It was not good the next day. It was way too tough and chewy. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
02/05/2009
These were very good. Was looking for a new recipe for Kale and found this. They are definitely spicy and the Kale cooks down quite a bit. Seems critically important to toss and coat the kale leaves evenly with the oil and spices. Note that ours were a bit salty as I overdid the salt. Probably something you want to experiment with in terms of exact seasoning amounts. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2009
I was very excited to try this recipe with some leftover kale. I made the mistake of over salting...I didn't have kosher salt and just used sea salt and should have decreased the amount. Like another reviewer I used about 1 tsp of chili powder and the flavour was great. Next time I will be more watchful during the last few minutes of cooking time since I came close to burning the whole batch--I'm looking forward to correcting my mistakes and trying this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2009
Wow! This was so so good! I had no idea what to do with the kale in my green grocer box last week. I didn't want to make a soup or stew which seem to be the most common recipes using kale. I was careful to very lightly but evenly coat the pieces in olive oil. It was so good I'd buy kale at the store just to make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2011
Fantastic and I am new to kale. I was out of chili so I used curry powder and a little garlic salt. Also added a little parmesan cheese. I think you could add any spice. Cumin sounds good. A friend said she uses ground flax seed or sunflower seeds. It was pretty much gone before it reached the table. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2009
This was delicious except that i decreased the chili to one teaspoon. The kale came out crispy and reminiscent of roasted nori. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2011
I really like these and like a previous reviewer think they are a bit like toasted nori. And they're low carb which is a definite plus! Since kale is so sturdy I simply used my hands to get the pieces well coated with the oil. Drizzle and then rub 'em down. I also think only 1 tsp of chili powder is sufficient and watch the salt; it's easy to overdo it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2010
This is now the favorite vegetable at my house. It is so easy and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2011
OH MY! This was so good and was getting skeptical after reading some of the reviews but it was so good that my husband and i stood at the stove and ate it before we even got a chance to put it on a serving platter! I did put a bit too much salt but otherwise it was great!! This was also our first time ever eating kale....yum! My toddler tried it after i told him it was leaves. he ate it. i also didn't expect it to be so crispy nice surprise....it was similiar to a potato chip crisp. great thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2009
This was interesting to try. My chili flavor did not come through at all. And some pieces came out too salty. But it was interesting to try the kale all crispy. It kind of just dissovles in your mouth. It was not good the next day. It was way too tough and chewy. Read More
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