Kale Dust

Kale dust on popcorn

Kale is controversial in my household…I could eat it for days (and do)  but my husband and son can’t stand it, which is a real bummer, maaaan.  [channeling the Dude]  It’s packed with incredible nutrition, is absolutely beautiful to look at, and is so versatile:  salad, slaw, soup, chips, juice, pesto…and now dust.  Whaaa??  Usually I try to keep my house dust-free, but this is one kind of dust you’ll want to keep around!  It’s quick, easy, and adds a healthy punch to whatever you sprinkle it on.  Hello popcorn! Or stir it into yogurt and cream cheese for a veggie dip, top off your garlic bread or pasta, add a spoonful to potato soup, or sprinkle it onto a cheese quesadilla.

Kale it, don’t kill it!  Hmmm, a new vegetarian slogan?  Oh, I kale me!  {…just stop}



Baked kale for kale dust

Kale dust and popcorn bowl

Kale dust on pan

Kale dust closeup

Kale Dust

  • Difficulty: easy
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2 bunches kale, stems removed and leaves torn or chopped into bite-sized pieces
olive oil
truffle salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Put kale in a large bowl and drizzle with enough olive oil to lightly coat the leaves.  Season with salt and pepper (or any seasoning of your choice) and toss well; your hands work best for this.  Spread out onto a large baking sheet and bake until crispy, about 15 – 25 minutes.  Let cool slightly, then use your hands to crumble the leaves as fine as you can get them.  Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Kale Dust

  1. Popcorn is just about a nightly staple at our pad. What a great idea! Must try!

    • Thanks!! The cool thing, too, is that you can change up the flavor so many different ways by using different spices/seasonings on the kale. I’m thinking a masala-spiced kale with coconut oil would be dreamy!

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