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Sunrise Kale Chips Recipe

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Course: Snack
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 3 - 1 cups
Calories: 197kcal
Author: The Vegiterranean Diet by Julieanna Hever


  • 2 jarred roasted red bell peppers rinsed well (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews preferably soaked and rinsed, but not necessary
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice with zest
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 2 teaspoons tamari or Bragg liquid aminos
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 bunch curly kale de-stemmed and torn into pieces


  • Preheat the oven to 170F. Line 2 baking sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper.
  • In a blender, add the bell peppers, cashews, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and zest, tahini, tamari, and red pepper flakes, and blend on high speed until well-combined, 30 to 60 seconds.
  • For Blendtec: Blend on Medium Speed for 5 seconds, then HIGH speed until smooth. Depending on your jar, you may need to stop machine, scrape down the sides and continue blending.
  • For Vitamix: Start on Variable Speed 1, turn the machine on and slowly increase to Variable Speed 10/High and blend until smooth. Depending on your jar, you may need to stop machine, scrape down the sides and continue blending.
  • Place the kale in a large bowl and pour the bell pepper sauce evenly over the kale, massaging the sauce into the leaves with your hands, until thoroughly distributed. Uniformly space out the kale on the prepared baking sheets, allowing for space in between the leaves.
  • Bake until the kale is crispy and completely dry, 3 1/2 to 4 hours, stirring the kale every hour with tongs or a spatula, rearranging as evenly as possible before returning to the oven each time. Or if you have a dehydrator, dehydrate on medium (about 125F) for approximately 6 to 8 hours.
  • Serve immediately or place in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 4 to 5 days.
  • Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments to enter our weekly photo contest! :) Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes


Serving: 1g | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7.9g | Fat: 12.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 318.9mg | Fiber: 3.8g | Sugar: 2.9g