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Walnut Kale Crunchies : Dehydrator

Walnut Kale Crunchies : DehydratorIf you are fortunate enough to own a dehydrator, this recipe is a must-try. These Dehydrated Kale Crunchies make a tasty snack that is low in calories, low in carbs, and high in nutrition.

Makes about 4 ounces or 8 servings.


  • 1 c walnuts
  • 1 large bunch kale (organic is best here)
  • dash salt
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and quartered
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper, quartered
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped
  • juice of 1/2 lemon


  1. Place the walnuts in a medium bowl, and cover barely with water. Allow to stand 2-4 hours.
  2. Wash and dry kale. Leave stems in, only trimming any brown ends. Break into sprigs of kale, about 3 inches long and place in a large bowl.
  3. Drain walnuts and place in blender. Add salt, tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, and lemon juice. Blend until creamy paste consistency. Add the walnut mixture to the kale and toss well.
  4. Dehydrate in single layer* at 125 degrees F for 7-11 hours or until crispy.

Note: This recipe will fill 2-3 racks, and the racks will need to be spaced apart to allow for the height of the leaves.

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