Sides & Snacks Microwave Kale Chips (University Foodie)

Published on February 22nd, 2013 | by Rachel Budke


Microwave Kale Chips with Dip

I made these chips with my sister, as a healthier alternative to potato chips. I was really surprised at how crispy they were.  Plus, they cook in just 3 minutes.  Easy, tasty, and healthy too! Can’t beat that!


For the chips:

  •  1 bunch of organic kale
  • sea salt, to taste

For the dip:

  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonaise
  • 1/2 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)


For the chips:

  1. After washing the kale, tear it up into chip-sized pieces, discarding the stems.  Be sure to completely dry off all of the kale so that it crisps up properly.
  2. Lay out the pieces of kale on a paper towel, making sure that none overlap.  You can put them on a microwave safe plate, but I found that a paper towel works best.
  3. Sprinkle the kale pieces with salt and carefully transfer them to your microwave.
  4. Cook on your regular power setting for 3 minutes.
  5. Repeat this process with your remaining kale.

For the dip:

  1. In a small microwave safe bowl, cook the diced onion in the microwave for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir the remaining ingredients into the onion, making sure that everything is throughly combined.
  3. The dip can be kept in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for up to three days.

About the Author

Rachel is a senior at Kansas State University, where she is studying Bakery Science. In the fall of 2013 she studied abroad in Florence, Italy. She loves cooking, photography and DIY projects.

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