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Kale Chips with Cashews & Dried Tomatoes

Kale Chips with Cashews and Dehydrated Tomatoes

This is a tasty kale chips recipe that makes good use of tomatoes you have previously dehydrated. The resulting kale chips have a delicious tomato tang, with the satisfying nutty crunch of cashews. One of our favorite kale chips recipes.


1 bunch Kale
15 grams dehydrated tomatoes or Sun Dried tomatoes
1/2 cup raw cashews
2 large garlic cloves
1/2 cup water used to soak tomatoes
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

  • Soak dehydrated tomatoes and cashews in water for at least 1 hour, in separate bowls
  • Reserve the water used to soak tomatoes and set aside
  • Drain cashews
  • Wash kale leaves and tear into pieces, discarding stems. Dry the leaves in a salad spinner
  • Place kale into a large bowl
  • In a food processor, with the machine running, drop in the garlic and process until minced. Add rest of the ingredients except the salt
  • Process until smooth, scraping sides as necessary, and add salt slowly to taste
  • Pour the sauce on top of the kale and stir with a spatula, until evenly coated
  • Place kale on dehydrating trays
  • Dehydrate for about 2-4 hours at 135° F, or 4-6 hours at 115° F (for raw) until crispy
Step 1 -  Wash kale leaves and tear into pieces, discarding stems. Dry in salad spinner
Step 2 - Soak dehydrated tomatoes and cashews in water and measure out other ingredients
Step 3 - In a food processor, mince garlic, add rest and process unti smooth
Step 4 - Place on coated kale on dehydrator trays
Step 5 -  Done!. Crispy Kale chips!


Submitted by Tom (not verified) on
Not sure if ill get "raw" chips if dryer at 135*?

Submitted by dadmin on
Hi Tom, Generally, raw foodists think the max temperature to keep food "raw" is about 115 to 120 F. We have a bit more information on this topic here:

Submitted by Alicia (not verified) on
I'm making this now and the consistency is like marzipan or paste, not a sauce. Did you put some of the tomato water in? How much?

Submitted by cindy (not verified) on
where do you buy the yeast for the kale chips

Submitted by lisa on
I added a resource to the recipe for Nutritional Yeast. You can usually get it at your local grocery store too. Lisa

Submitted by rem (not verified) on
This was my first time making kale chips and they were delicious! About adding the water from the tomatoes, i did add it little by little until the consistency more or less matched the picture. Mine was a little thinner i think. I figure it doesnt really matter as long as its thick enough to stick to the kale. All of the water evaporates in the dehydrator anyway. I reduced the salt because i used sundried tomatoes from the store and they were already salted. Next time i will add some cayenne to the recipe because we love spicy. Thanks for this great recipe! Two thumbs up.

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