Sides, Vegan, Vegetarian

Sour Cream & Chive Kale Chips

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi 8-in-1 Flip Mini Oven SP101
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 6h 15 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Sour Cream & Chive Kale Chips

These super flavoursome Sour Cream and Chive Kale Chips have been dehydrated at a low temperature to keep them packed with nutrients. Great as a healthier alternative to a movie night snack.


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Nuts


For the kale

  • 200g cavolo nero leaves
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

For the sour cream coating

  • 65g cashews (soaked in water overnight)
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 2 tbsp coconut yogurt
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Small handful fresh chives (roughly chopped)

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  • Step 1

    Wash and dry the cavolo nero leaves. Carefully remove the woody stem then slice the leaves into 4-6cm long pieces. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and massage with the olive oil for a few minutes until the leaves are softened. This will help remove any bitterness.

  • Step 2

    Rinse and drain the cashew then add to a bullet style blender along with the rest of the sour cream coating ingredients, blending until smooth. It’s best to add just 2 tbsp of lemon juice and 1/4 tsp sea salt, testing the flavour, then adding more to suit your tastes.

  • Step 3

    Pour the sour cream coating over the kale and massage for a further minute until fully coated.

  • Step 4

    Line the baking tray with some parchment, or a silicone mat, if you’d like then transfer the kale to the tray. Spread the kale evenly across the tray then insert into the unit.

  • Step 5

    Select DEHYDRATE and set the temperature to 55°C, time to 6 hours, and press the dial to start. After 2 hours move the kale around to speed up the dehydrating process. You can repeat this every hour and check to see whether the chips are dry. It can take anywhere between 4 and 6 hours until the kale chips are ready.

  • Step 6

    Remove the tray and leave to cool for 15 minutes before transferring to an airtight container. These are best enjoyed when eaten within a week.