Dill-icious kale chips

Since my husband and I have moved here, we haven’t really been able to track down Dill Pickle Chips. Americans don’t seem to be particularly creative with their chip flavours. There is plain, salt and vinegar and about a billion varieties of bbq, but not much else. There is no dill pickle, all dressed, or ketchup. Very strange. I don’t particularly mind as I’m partial to good ole’ salt and vinegar myself, but my poor husband went through a bit of withdrawal. He has since found some Plentil chips that are dill and sour cream flavoured. But it’s just not the same… and they have scary looking ingredients like:
maltodextrin

dextrose  

yeast extract

oh and “natural flavours“.

I avoid anything with natural flavours in the ingredients lists like the plague as it can really mean anything. It is a sneaky way of not telling you everything that is in what your are eating.

I just happened across a bunch of fresh dill at the Farmer’s Market this past weekend, so I thought I’d make my own, healthier version in kale form =)

Dill-icious kale chips

1 bunch of kale (washed, leaves removed from stem and torn into bite-size pieces)

1 cup tightly packed fresh dill (or 1-2 tbsp dried)

3/4 cup cashews, soaked for a few hours beforehand (or quickly soaked in hot water for several minutes)

1 clove of garlic

1 heaping tbsp tahini

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

the juice of half of a lemon, freshly squeezed

1/2 tsp herbamere (or sea salt)

Process all of the ingredients in a food processor (aside from the kale).

Sprinkle more herbamere on just before dehydrating (up to 1 tsp). Note: You may want to add more salt at this point. I like to keep things a little low on the salt end, but my hubby said it could have used more and would have brought the dill flavour out more.

Dehydrated at 115 degrees for 6 hours.

Now, once they are done, try not to gobble them all up at once. Haha. I know it’s hard! Fresh out of the dehydrator kale chips are so good! Although, this is not a snack to feel very guilty about over-indulging a bit on ;p

Looking for more fun and fabulous vegan and/or gluten-free recipes? Check out these blog hops I’ve linked up to =)

 Gluten Free Fridays the veggie nookHealthy Vegan Fridays

Wellness Weekends 

 

15 thoughts on “Dill-icious kale chips

  1. Looks like I need to send you a care package of dill pickle chips and maple syrup!

    One thing you could do is buy good dill pickles (or make them, if you do). Then save the brine, soak thinly sliced potatoes, and make your own? I’ve done that before with my homemade chip recipe and it is delicious!!! (Though these look fab, too).

    1. It’s funny you should say that – my mom just sent us a care package with dill pickle chips. My hubby was pretty excited =)
      Oh – genius, that would definitely help bring out the dill flavour using actual pickles!
      Thanks Laurie!

  2. Yum, yum, yum!!! Funny, I must be chasing you all around the blogosphere! I’ve been linking my Italian Kale Chips to each event right after you! I was going to make mine again today for the weekend, but instead I think I’ll make these. They sound delicious! Come share them at Raw Foods Thursdays too!

    1. Haha you’re so cute Heather! It’s funny as I was thinking of making my dill kale chips again until I saw your recipe!! I’ve added parsley to my shopping list =) Excited to try them out – I love trying new kale chip recipes!

  3. Wow Kim! These sound really great! I can’t wait to try them. Unfortunately today the stores are closed for Good Friday. I will get the ingredients tomorrow and make them. Don’t be fooled by them being Not fattening. if you eat too many, I am sure there are lots of calories in the cashews! Have a great day!!!

    1. Oh I think you could probably put your oven on the lowest possible setting and leave the door open slightly and “cook” them for 30ish minutes (checking them regularly). That could work =)

  4. Oh Kimmy! These look awesome! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    The party will be GREAT this week! We are giving away a tote full of goodies from Namaste Foods! The items are gluten free and allergy friendly! Can’t wait to see what you bring to the party!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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