Sunday, November 10, 2013

Move over kale...Collard Chips are here!

So when customers ask us what to do with collards, we love to tell them it's easily interchangeable with kale in recipes.  Being higher in calcium and lower in calories (okay it's a veg, let's not get too concerned over the caloric intake), collards make a great swap for kale.  Plus, collards aren't vogue right now, so that means they're much more affordable.  And then as I was telling all of this to a group for a Juicing With Greens workshop, it came to me...Collard Chips.  In theory, I figured it should work, but I was totally not prepared for how delicious the results would turn out to be.  Not only do they taste just like kale chips, but they are sturdier so they can actually be dipped in things...albeit delicately dipped.  Which was perfect because I had a ton of Radish Dip left over.  Veggies, on veggies, on veggies!  So if you're still staring down that massive bundle of collards from the last week of the Fall round, turn them into a crunchy evening stack!

Collard Chips

1 Tbsp olive or coconut oil
1 bundle collards, rough chopped and stems removed
Kosher or sea salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

On a baking sheet, toss collards in oil and sprinkle with salt.  Bake in the oven at 300 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes.  Mine baked up really quick, so start checking them at 10 minutes and add cook time if they're not crisped up yet.

Serve with Radish Dip for a veggietacular snack!


  1. I made kale chips once but I wasn't convinced it would be a regular snack staple and I couldn't convince my husband to try even one chip. But I like these collard green chips. I wonder what other greens could be chip-ified?

    p.s. This would make a great addition to Our Growing Edge.

    Check out the link here

    1. I love kale chips, but I think I like the collard chips even more. I roasted some cauliflower greens the other night and a few bits became chip-ified and were delicious, so I'm now of the mind all greens must be baked into chip submission!

      And I'd love to have this included with Our Growing Edge! I can re-vamp the post so it meets the submission guidelines, and any additional you need to send me, please send it to my direct e-mail at