Kale Chips in the Microwave???

In our Maryland’s Pick organic food bag we have been getting 2-3 heads of kale a week. There is only so much kale salad we can eat.  (I have also been putting kale in our smoothies but SHHHHH)  We have been sharing our kale and eating our kale, but it has grown a bit boring!

On these hot summer days the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven to make a few kale chips.  So a friend mentioned that she made them in the microwave. Brilliant!!
I used a beautiful head of curly lacinato kale this week and I tried to make the chips in the microwaved and it worked.  This is not really a recipe, and you will have to figure out how your own microwave will cook them.  You want to try to get them not too burnt, but crispy similar to potato chips.

Microwave Kale Chips

Microwave Kale Chips


  • Kale
  • Oil (any flavor is fine, I used coconut oil)
  • Salt


  1. Wash and dry the kale.
  2. Rip it up into small pieces.
  3. Pour a little bit of oil on it and sprinkle on some salt. Massage the oil and salt in to all the pieces.
  4. Place on a glass dish and spread them around so they are not touching each other.
  5. Cook on high power for 2 minutes. Open the microwave and move it all around a bit more. They will look very soft and mushy at this point. Perfect!
  6. Spread them out again and cook for 1 more min.
  7. Open the microwave. Almost crispy and chip like. Cook 30 seconds more and mine were done. They tasted just like kale potato chips. Healthy, delicious, easy, and the house stays cool.


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