Crispy Chickpeas and Kale Chips

Crispy Chickpeas and Kale Chips
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Crispy Chickpeas and Kale Chips

Gentl & Hyers

Crispy Chickpeas and Kale Chips

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, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 10g 16%
  • Carbs 26g 9%
  • Saturated 1g 7%
  • Fiber 8g 31%
  • Sugars 5g
  • Monounsaturated 6g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 9g 18%
  • Sodium 313mg 13%
  • Calcium 106mg 11%
  • Magnesium 60mg 15%
  • Potassium 453mg 13%
  • Iron 3mg 17%
  • Zinc 1mg 10%
  • Phosphorus 178mg 25%
  • Vitamin A 219µg 24%
  • Vitamin C 53mg 89%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 10%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 6%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 12%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 202µg 51%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 10%
  • Vitamin K 315µg 394%
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