If you’re not into becoming ‘one’ with your vegetables, then move on. If you enjoy, or need a zen recipe that lets you calm down as you cook, then this is for you! The crunchy, salty, umami flavors are extremely rewarding for the work you put into it.

I’d love for you to try this recipe, but you can also just squeeze some lemon juice on the kale pieces and cover them in nutritional yeast, salt and pepper and follow the baking instructions…bam!


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Add all ingredients to blender/processor and blend until pourable gravy consistency.
  3. Strip kale from stalks and tear into large, uniformly bite-sized pieces.
  4. Wash and dry thoroughly and put in large bowl.
  5. Add the dressing slowly and begin to massage kale pieces, being careful to get into all nooks and crannies. This is where the ‘zen’ part comes in!
  6. Lay each kale piece on a large non-stick baking sheet and don’t overlap.
  7. Bake kale chips for 12-15 minutes (each oven is different). Check for crispness and carefully turn with spatula.
  8. Continue to bake until all kale is crisp and not sticking to pan.

Note: This is also an amazing salad dressing if you blend in a little maple syrup.