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Crisp Kale Chips with Chile and Lime

162 Calories / 6 g Protein
Crisp Kale Chips with Chile & Lime

The seemingly only diet food that delivers crunch.

Crisp Kale Chips with Chile & Lime
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Crisp Kale Chips with Chile and Lime

Difficulty: Intermediate Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 6 Calories: 162
Season: Suitable throughout the year


Kale chips on their own are a pretty good texture relief from your typical 'diet food,' This recipe adds lime and chili powder to the mix bringing a downright exotic feel to the mix. The serving size is small, but satisfying.



  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F / 176 C. Make sure the kale is dry; if it is not, it will steam rather than crisp in the oven. 

  2. In a large bowl, toss kale pieces with olive oil and coarse salt; you may need to do this in 2 batches. Massage the oil onto each kale piece until the oil is evenly distributed and the kale glistens. Spread the kale out on 2 17-by-12-inch baking sheet (or do this in batches). Bake the kale chips until the leaves look crisp and crumble, about 12-16 minutes. If they are not ready, bake for another 2 to 6minutes. 

  3. Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature. Sprinkle with the lime zest, sea salt and chile powder to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 162kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 213mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 17g6%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Protein 6g12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Also try chipotle chili powder as a seasoning.

Keywords: kale chips, chile, lime, snack

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