Crispy Chickpeas and Kale Chips

Crispy Chickpeas and Kale Chips
Gentl & Hyers


For the chickpeas

  • 3 Cups  cooked chickpeas
  •   2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  •   Sea salt, to taste

For the kale chips

  • large bunch kale
  • 1 Tablespoon  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  sea salt
  •   Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

I promise, these chips taste just like potato chips, if not better! This is the perfect recipe for introducing non-kale eaters to the wonders of kale, and my children are the proof. Not only do they devour them almost instantly fresh out of the oven, but they request them so much I can barely make them fast enough.

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For the chickpeas

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Rinse the chickpeas and drain well. Pat dry with a towel and spread evenly over the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and rub the chickpeas with fingers to make sure they are coated. Season with a generous amount of sea salt and seasonings of choice*, and roast until golden and crisp on the inside but not burnt on the outside, for 30 minutes.

For the kale chips

Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees and line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.

Remove the stems from the kale by holding the stems with one hand, and with the other hand pinching the stems at the base and slowly pulling the stems toward top of the leaves. Discard the stems. Wash and dry the leaves thoroughly and place in large mixing bowl.

Drizzle with the olive oil, season with the salt, and massage into the leaves. Season with pepper, to taste, and spread out the kale in a single layer on the baking sheets. Place in the oven and bake until the kale is dry and crispy and just barely brown on the edges, for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the heat, transfer to a bowl, and serve.


*Note: Experiment with a variety of different spices such as garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, cayenne, Chinese five-spice, nutmeg, wasabi powder, or your own unique spice blend.


Calories per serving:

226 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, High Fiber Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 62g 96%
  • Carbs 158g 53%
  • Saturated 8g 40%
  • Fiber 47g 187%
  • Sugars 30g
  • Monounsaturated 37g
  • Polyunsaturated 12g
  • Protein 55g 110%
  • Sodium 1,878mg 78%
  • Calcium 635mg 64%
  • Magnesium 359mg 90%
  • Potassium 2,719mg 78%
  • Iron 18mg 102%
  • Zinc 9mg 60%
  • Phosphorus 1,067mg 152%
  • Vitamin A 1,312µg 146%
  • Vitamin C 320mg 533%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 57%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 38%
  • Niacin (B3) 5mg 26%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 70%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1,215µg 304%
  • Vitamin E 13mg 63%
  • Vitamin K 1,890µg 2,363%
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