The Kale Caught My Eye

If you haven’t checked out my fellow intern Carolyn’s blog, Wealth of Health, you need to do so now. She posts all sort of delicious recipes. One in particular caught my eye. One that involved that leafy green commonly known as kale.


Another kale chip recipe? Oh no. This one transformed those vitamin packed leaves into a salty sweet crispy flatbread packed with nuts, seeds, and cranberries.


Yes, as soon as I saw Carolyn’s post for Kale & Cranberry Crisps, I quickly bookmarked it to my recipe file as a must make recipe. I was intrigued!


The recipe was fairly easy to throw together one evening. It asks that you bake the kale, much like you are making kale chips, and then use your food processor to do the rest of the work. A little rolling pin action, throw it in the oven, and then you just wait for the magic to take place.


I made a few minor adjustments, mostly to avoid buying any extra ingredients. I used Greek yogurt in place of the buttermilk, walnuts instead of pecans, ground flaxseed because it was what I had on hand, and dried rosemary instead of fresh. I also skipped the part where it asks you to heat the buttermilk and molasses over low heat – I would say its unnecessary (why dirty another dish?). In fact, I don’t know if you even really need to bake the kale. 


Aside from my inept rolling ability, these turned out fantastic. Crispy, salty, sweet, nutty, delicious. The flavours remind me of those Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps – they aren’t as thin as those crisps, but equally delicious, and probably easier on the pocketbook. I bet if you rolled these even thinner, and reduced the baking time you could come close.


They were great spread with herbed cream cheese, hummus, or just dunked in soup. I think they would also make a great crouton substitute crumbled over a a salad.


I think they would make a great addition to a cheese and cracker plate at your holiday parties. In fact, I may just make them for nibblies on Christmas Day. They are rather festive with their red and green flecks, no?


Check out the recipe for these Kale & Cranberry Crisps here!

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Categories: Snack, Vegetarian, Whole Grain


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2 Comments on “The Kale Caught My Eye”

  1. December 13, 2012 at 8:55 am #

    mmmmmmmmmmmm i love anything with seeds and a great texture! these look awesome!!


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