Emily Mariko's Sweet & Salty Kale Recipe

kale chips

Emily Mariko is the queen of recipes online and she makes the best kale chips.

Forget the kale recipes you’ve tried before because these kale chips make a perfect healthy snack and easily satisfy any salty or savoury craving. They’re light, crispy, nutrient-dense and very easy to make.


Kale is loaded with antioxidants as a leafy green and contains nearly 5 times as much vitamin C as spinach. It’s also one of the best sources of vitamin K1. Needless to say, it’s a nutrient and vitamin powerhouse.


Kale chips are really easy to make, but there are some important tips that I’ll share with you below. Here are the basic steps:

  • Wash the kale and thoroughly dry it
  • Remove the kale leaves from the stem.
  • Tear the kale into larger bite-sized pieces.
  • Massage the kale with the olive oil until well coated.
  • Lay the kale flat on a baking sheet and bake at 180C for 6-10 minutes.



  • 4 kale, stalks - we used cavolo nero kale, but you can use curly kale if you wish
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • A couple of pinches of rough sea salt
  • A couple of pinches of demerara sugar



  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry the kale. Remove the kale leaves from the stems and then tear into pieces. Place the torn kale into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the olive oil, sea salt and demerara sugar to the mixing bowl and gently massage the kale until all pieces are lightly coated in oil.
  4. Lay the kale in one single layer on a baking tray and cook for 6 minutes, then rotate the pan. Cook for an additional 2-6 minutes, checking every minute or two to ensure it's not burning.
  5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, let cool for 3-5 minutes, then enjoy.

Enjoy as a healthy snack, or Lottie in our team has it as part of a roast!


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