Kale Chips (Crisps)

If you are looking for a green healthy snack for St. Paddy’s day, then look no further..here it is! Kale is a form of cabbage, it can be green or purple. Kale is very high in carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, lutein, and also contains calcium. Kale chips are not very popular in Ireland, but kale is grown in Ireland and used in traditional Irish dishes like colcannon, which will be on the menu tomorrow!

Kale chips make a good St Paddy’s day snack as they are healthy, simple, speedy and of course green!


All you need is a bag of curly kale and some olive oil and some salt. Simple wash and drain the kale.

Tear the kale into pieces, getting rid of the stem. Drizzle olive oil over the kale. Sprinkle some salt. Place in a preheated oven for 10-15 minutes at 180C (356F).

FYI- Kale chips may not be for everyone’s taste…you either like them or you don’t…after all it is cabbage, however, the following can enhance the taste of the chips! Sweet chili sauce makes a great dip for kale chips. You can also grate fresh parmesan over the chips or melt cheddar cheese to give them some flavour!