Raw Vegan Cheesy Kale Chips (aka Guilt-Free Doritos)

If you’re craving something salty and crunchy that won’t leave you feeling regretful, try kale chips! This raw vegan snack is nutritious, delicious, and quick and easy to make! Kale is loaded with vitamin K, iron, calcium, and protein, and nutritional yeast is another great source of protein and B vitamins, as well. Being plant-based doesn’t have to be a drag, and this gluten-free, dairy-free, oil-free, chemical-free alternative to Doritos is the perfect way to satisfy your cravings for something savory and indulgent!

• 1 head of curly kale
• 1/2 red bell pepper
• 1c raw cashews
• 1.5 tbsp nutritional yeast
• 1/4 tsp sea salt
• juice of 1/2 lemon

1. Soak cashews overnight, or for at least 2-3 hrs. Drain and rinse thoroughly after soaking.
2. De-stem and tear kale into bite-size pieces
3. Pour all “cheese” ingredients into small blender and blend until smooth
4. Pour “cheese” sauce onto curly kale and massage until well-coated
5. Spread evenly on lined dehydrator tray and dehydrate at 105ºF overnight

*Note: If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can place your kale chips in the oven at 300ºF for about 15-20 min (they won’t be raw, but they will still be a healthier alternative to Doritos)!


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  1. I usually make my kale chips in the food dehydrator but since I didn't have time to wait overnight because I made them the day I went back to college, I tried them in the oven and I didn't like them. They lost their crispiness and burned.

  2. love it! I do have to say "Boooo!" for the cheesy slo-mo food-porn clips (lol), but the recipe looks great!
    I like my kale chips plain – just some sea salt – but I might have to try these!

  3. Looks delicious please do video recipes to include dehydrated corn chips / veggie chips, fruit roll ups any chewy cookies. Love the healthy snacks…

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