Microwave kale crisps

    12 min

    This is such a quick and easy way to enjoy a healthy snack. Simply drizzle or toss kale in olive oil and crisp up in the microwave. Everyone's microwave is different so start off by cooking them for 1 minute, then more until you find the perfect timing and texture for you.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 bunch clean and dry kale leaves - ribs trimmed away and discarded and chopped into 5cm pieces
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or to taste
    • sea salt to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:2min  ›  Ready in:12min 

    1. Arrange kale pieces on microwave-safe plates so they do not overlap. Drizzle olive oil over the kale pieces (or toss to coat them in oil if you prefer); season with sea salt.
    2. Cook each plateful of kale in microwave oven until crispy, for 1 or 2 minutes per batch.

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    I have made kale chips in the oven for years but am now switching to the microwave! I am giving 4 stars since I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I use an oil mister and spray the kale w/the oil and hand mix w/salt and whatever else I want for flavor. It took 4 min to get it really crispy. I used parchment paper on the rotating glass in my microwave since the kale stuck to the plate.  -  01 Jun 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Easy and delicious. Very crispy without the hassle of baking. I'd recommend tossing the kale pieces and olive oil together in a bowl for a more uniform coating.  -  21 Mar 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I loved the idea of making these in the microwave, rather than heating up the oven. However, I did have an issue with the chips flaring up and sparking after only about 1 minute. I think I have a high wattage microwave, so perhaps that was the issue. I would suggest you do be careful to watch as they cook. The chips were delicious and crisp. I may try these again with much more watching.  -  08 Jul 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)