These crunchy Wasabi Kale Chips are made with spicy wasabi. Baked in the oven, they're a healthy snack that's quick and easy to make.
If you like the kick of wasabi, you will love these Wasabi Kale Chips. I fell in love with the green paste after eating it with inari sushi and Japanese vegan sushi rolls.
Here, I have used wasabi powder with kale chips for some hotness. I added sesame oil for a nutty flavor.These crunchy Wasabi Kale Chips are made with spicy wasabi. Baked in the oven they're a healthy snack that's quick and easy to make. Click To Tweet
How to Make This Recipe
- Mix wasabi powder and water in a large bowl. Let sit 10 minutes. The wasabi gets stronger as it sits.
- Add sesame oil and mix well.
- Remove the ribs from the kale. Tear into chip sized pieces.
- Place fresh kale into the bowl with wasabi paste mixture.
- Massage wasabi mixture onto kale pieces and place kale on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake kale. Flip halfway through, and finish baking until crispy.
Can I Use Wasabi Paste Instead?
You could. I like wasabi powder because I can add it easily to vegan mayo. The one I buy is 100% wasabi powder.
Whether you use your own wasabi paste or wasabi powder I would look for brands that contain 100% wasabi. Some wasabi pastes and powders contain horseradish, mustard, tapioca starch or corn starch, food coloring, and additives.
Other Kale Chips
- Nacho Kale Chips
- Sriracha Kale Chips
- Ranch Kale Chips
- BBQ Kale Chips
- Kale Chips with Nutritional Yeast
Should I Remove The Stems?
Yes, you'll want to remove the stems, including the center rib. They are tough and chewy.
How to Remove The Stems
Using a knife, cut right next to the stem on both sides of the kale. You can also hold the kale leaf in your hand and strip the leaves off away from you.
What Type of Kale Should I use?
You can use any variety of kale you want. I prefer any of the curly varieties.
How Long Do They Last?
These will last for about a week in an airtight container in the pantry.
Why Are My Kale Chips Not Crispy?
If your kale chips aren't crispy, you need to bake them longer.
How Do You Keep Kale Chips Crispy?
If you store kale chips in an airtight container they'll stay crispy. Do NOT put them in the fridge.
Variations / Additions
- brown rice vinegar
- sesame seeds
- minced ginger or powdered ginger
- sea salt
- Keep an eye on the kale chips while baking. They can go from chewy to burnt quickly.
- If you like really spicy foods you may want to add 3 tablespoons or more of wasabi paste mixture. Taste a few leaves of kale before baking. Also note that baking reduces some of the spiciness.
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I originally posted this recipe Dec. 11, 2014. I added new photos and text when I republished it.
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Wasabi Kale Chips
- Preheat oven to 300°.
- In a large bowl add wasabi powder and water. Let sit 10 minutes.
- Add sesame oil and mix well.
- Slice kale down each side of the rib to remove it.
- Tear into bite size chunks.
- Add kale pieces to the bowl. Massage the wasabi paste mixture into kale.
- Place kale on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Bake at 300° for 15 minutes, turning over half way through, or until crispy.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.