Sesame Garlic Kale Chips

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 168 kcal


  • 1 bunch curly kale stems and veins removed with a sharp knife (about 13 cups of leaves)
  • 1/4 cup raw sesame seeds ground in a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees (I used my convection oven setting).
  2. Wash and spin dry kale leaves in a salad spinner. Remove kale leaves and place in a single layer on a cloth or paper towel. Gently blot any excess water from the leaves. Let air dry until no more moisture remains on the leaves (about 30-45 minutes).
  3. Place kale leaves in a large bowl and toss well with remaining ingredients, making sure each leaf is seasoned.
  4. Transfer kale leaves to 2-3 cookie sheets (depending on the size) lined with parchment paper, making sure kale leaves are in a single layer.
  5. Bake for 5 minutes. Turn leaves over. Bake another 5 minutes. Some leaves will turn dry and crunchy faster than others; remove the ones that are done, then return cookie sheet to over and continue to bake another 2-4 minutes, checking every few minutes, turning the leaves over, and removing the ones that are done. Be careful as kale leaves burn easily.
Nutrition Facts
Sesame Garlic Kale Chips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 588mg 25%
Potassium 177mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 28.5%
Vitamin C 20.7%
Calcium 11.3%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.