Spicy Tomato Dehydrated Kale Chips

August 10, 2011

These spicy tomato dehydrated kale chips are easy to make, and are alkaline-forming, loaded with nutrients, and hard to stop eating for a healthy snack.

Spicy Tomato Dehydrated Kale Chips

These spicy tomato kale chips are really easy to make in your dehydrator and are alkaline-forming, loaded with nutrients, and hard to stop eating for a healthy snack.

At least, that is the feedback I have received far and wide from every single person I have served them to. Even people who claim they, “don’t eat healthy.”

The garlic kale chips were so popular, I wanted to offer up an alternate flavor of kale chips.

My friend Joann is my litmus test for any raw recipes. If it passes her acid test I know I can send the recipe out into the mainstream culinary world with confidence. I felt like goldilocks as we both stood there spoons in hand dipping into the blender in an attempt to get our blend “Juuuuust right!”

Dehydrated Kale Chips

Raw dehydrated kale chips are one of the most delicious healthy snacks on offer! But, I find most of the commercial kale chips on offer pretty underwhelming. I’d much prefer to make my own.

And, they’re so easy to make your own kale chips with a blender and dehydrator.

These spicy tomato kale chips are a green, nutritious alternative to conventional potato chips. They are not fried or baked; free of all of the carcinogens, additives and preservatives that plague most shriveled potato chip packets; are dehydrated to preserve all of their enzymes and nutrients; and most importantly, they’re absolutely scrumptious.

If that doesn’t sell you. How about this? They’re absolutely delicious!

If you are looking for super healthy snacks, these kale chips hit the spot.

Spice It Up! Or not…

I love the tiny kick the red pepper flakes add to this blend. But if you don’t like any heat, these kale chips taste great without it. Maybe add in 1/4 teaspoon to start off with and have a taste to see if you like it.

For children, omit the red pepper flakes.

Other Dehydrator Recipes

Garlic Kale Chips
Dehydrated Zucchini Chips
Dehydrated Mexican Crackers
Raw Dehydrated Falafel
Raw Buckwheat Bread

Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments!

Your feedback is really important to me, and it helps me decide which recipes to post next for you.


Spicy Tomato Kale Chips

These spicy tomato dehydrated kale chips are easy to make, and are alkaline-forming, loaded with nutrients, and hard to stop eating for a healthy snack.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Author Tess Masters



  1. Rip the kale leaves from their stalks, and discard the stalks. Wash the leaves and place them in a colander to drain thoroughly. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Throw the olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, garlic, Italian seasoning, lemon juice, salt, and red pepper flakes into your high-speed blender, and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy. 

  3. Transfer the tomato mixture to the mixing bowl and with your hands, massage it into the kale leaves, until all leaves are evenly coated. 
  4. Place the leaves on mesh screens fitted with non-stick sheets, and place in your dehydrator at 115 degrees for about 8 hours until crisp. 

Recipe Notes

Photo by Trent Lanz and styling by Alicia Buszczak


Comments 16

  1. Have been waiting sooooo long for another kale chip explosion! Such a great alternative… no where near as naughty for a mid movie or P and P marathon snack! Thanks Tess, for treating us all to a fabulously yummy night!

  2. I tried this recipe and to me it was a little overpowering i almost felt like a little sugar would help the acidity, i like it with my eggs for breakfast, but if i eat just by itself its a little too sour for me.

  3. Love kale chips! And much better (cheaper) than store bought!
    Do you think I could replace some of the olive oil with coconut oil?
    And of course: Love your website and all the wonderful recipes and information!

    1. Yes, you can use some coconut oil in this recipe. It will alter the flavour slightly. I LOVE coconut oil, I have just had better results with olive oil in this blend. I will be interested to hear your thoughts after you make them. Thankyou for your lovely comments about the site too. Great to be connected 🙂

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