It is official, I am addicted to kale chips. As far as I am concerned, they are essential to have on hand all the time. I have been trying out new flavors each time, and it is actually kind of fun! I never get bored that way, and I will know which recipes are keepers (that I share with you).
The last one I decided to try was pizza flavor. One of my coworkers at the deli had made a pizza for our hot food bar and it smelled really good...so I got to wondering how pizza flavored kale chips would be. They turned out pretty darn addictive. I made a raw "cheese" from sunflower seeds and nutritional yeast, added some onions, garlic, sun dried tomatoes, basil and oregano, and it seriously tasted like pizza. Hmm...wonder what flavor for kale chips I will think of next?
Pizza Kale Chips
makes about 10 cups
1 cup raw sunflower seeds, soaked for 4 hours, drained
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
4 dried tomatoes, soaked and drained
1 garlic clove
2 Tbsp minced onion
1 Tbsp dried basil
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp sea salt ot to taste, plus additional for sprinkling (optional)
1 bunch kale, washed and torn into bite sized pieces
In a food processor, combine the seeds, yeast, tomatoes, garlic, onion, herbs, and sea salt with about 1/4 cup of filtered water. Turn the processor on and process until smooth, a little more water at a time to create a smooth paste about the consistency of nacho cheese. Place the kale in a large bowl, and pour the mixture over. Massage the mixture into the kale with your hands until it is all coated, then place on 2 lined dehydrator sheets. Dehydrate at 115F until dry overnight (about 8-10 hours). Enjoy!