A new practical raw recipe: Chipotle Cheese Kale Chips

I love the standard cashew cheese kale chip recipe, but have wanted to experiment with different flavors. My latest experiment was with chipotle. They turned out great! Potentially a little too spicy for some taste-buds.

The purple kale looked really fresh, so I mixed purple and green kale using one bunch of each.

The final product was gorgeous and delicious:

Here is the recipe if you want to try them:

Chipotle Cheese Kale Chips (version 1):

2 bunches kale

Chipotle Cheese Sauce

Blend the following:

2 c. cashew

½ red bell pepper

Juice of 1 lemon

6 tbsp nutritional yeast

1 tbsp chipotle powder for hot (2 tsp medium, and 1 tsp for mild)

¼ tsp. salt

1 ¼ c water

  1. Remove the large center stem from kale leaves and tear into palm sized pieces place in large bowl
  2. Pour chipotle cheese sauce on chips and mix well
  3. Place on dehydrator sheets without the teflex
  4. Dehydrate for 2 hours at 145 F, then turn down to 115 for another 3 hours or until crisp
  5. Eat them right off the dehydrator tray and try to save some for later.

It’s exciting to create new recipes. I would love to hear your thoughts to help refine this one. The chips definitely leave you with a zing with 1 tbsp chipotle.



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Sue March 22, 2010 at 12:13 am


Yes you need the whole dehydrator to make these chips, as the low heat removes the moisture. I should put up another post with a video demo, those are fun to make!



Christina Coleman March 20, 2010 at 8:19 am

Hi Sue. I am new to eating RAW kale and am loving it. When you are talking about dehydrator sheets, are you talking about the machine? Do I have to buy the whole machine? I cannot wait to try to this recipe.


Sue January 12, 2010 at 12:54 pm


No, I would not use nutritional yeast if you are suffering from candida.

It is used in recipes for its cheesy flavor, a source of complete protein, ,and B Vitamins. In addition, some nutritional yeasts are fortified with Vitamin B12, which can be hard to get in a vegan diet.

Hope that helps you!
Nutritional yeast is an ingredient I use as more of an indulgence to eat something with a cheesy flavor and not pack on the pounds.


Livia Taravella January 7, 2010 at 5:13 pm

I have a question about Nutritional Yeast….should you eat it if you are suffering from Candida issues? Why do people use it in recipes? Just curious 🙂


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