Friday, 14 February 2014


Go crazy for Valentines day...

With everyone going mad for a kale chip, including Pret A Manger, I couldn't resist posting my own recipe and a slightly more indulgent and tasty one at that. 
I would say this counts as a petty good guilt free snack...You can make these up in bulk and add the  sticky chilli peanut sauce just before you're about to tuck in. If you're feeling particularly strict and can handle your spice then leave out the honey and peanut butter and opt for the chilli oil, it works just as well.


Cooking / Preparation Time - 20mins
Feeds - 4/6 as a snack

Ingredients -
400g or 1 x large Bag of Purple/Green Kale - Washed then patted dry with kitchen towel and chopped into bite size chunks
1 x Large glug of olive oil
Generous pinch of rock salt & black pepper
1 x Tbsp of runny honey

Sticky Chilli & Peanut Dressing -
1 X Tbsp of peanut butter
1 x Tsp of honey
1 x Glug of olive oil
Small pinch of rock salt
Small pinch of white pepper
1/2 x Tsp of chilli flakes (more if you can take the heat)
1/2 x Medium Red Chilli - Finely sliced

Cooking Instructions - 

This is a great quick recipe to make some healthy(ish) snacks. Packed full of iron, they are a great alternative to crisps!

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
Start by thoroughly washing the kale, then roughly chop into generous bite size pieces and pat dry with kitchen towel.  Combine, the olive oil, honey, and seasoning until the honey dissolves into the oil then dip and coat each piece of kale in the honeyed oil. Next lay onto an oven tray, using the metal rack to allow the heat to circulate all around the kale and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. At halfway check the kale and turn to allow the other side to krispen up. 

Whilst the kale is cooking combine the peanut butter, honey, chilli flakes, fresh chilli and seasoning until throughly combined. Once your kale is ready generously drizzle your mixture over it ensuring all sides are covered. If you wanted to be super thorough then mix it through the kale in a large bowl. Taste for seasoning and spice. Serve warm or wait until cooled. YUM!

1 comment:

  1. Just made this, totally delicious... Can't stop eating it!