Raw Chipotle Cheezy Kale Chips


2 bunches kale  –any variety…curly, Tuscan/lacinato, etc. washed and dried or 2-3 packages kale, washed and ready to  go

Chipotle Cheese Sauce

In food processor, process the following:

1 c. cashew

1 c. sunflower seeds

½ red bell pepper

Juice of 1 lemon

¼ c apple cider vinegar…add more if you like more tangy taste

6 tbsp nutritional yeast

1 T chipotle powder

½ t onion powder

½ t garlic powder

salt….cayenne…to taste

1 ¼ c water

  1. Remove the large center stem and discard, give to your guinea pigs, compost, etc. from kale leaves.
  2. Tear leaves into palm sized pieces place in large bowl
  3. Pour chipotle cheese sauce on chips and mix well
  4. Place on dehydrator sheets
  5. Dehydrate for at 115 degrees until desired crispiness is achieved. Usually it will take at least 4-6 hours depending on quantity and type of kale used.
  6. Eat them right off the dehydrator tray and try to save some for later.

It’s exciting to create new recipes. I would love to hear your thoughts to help refine this one. The chips definitely leave you with a zing with 1 tbsp chipotle.