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:
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 =)