If you like BBQ potato chips, but are tryign to steer clear of unhealthy treats...try these..so good, you better make a double batch!
Spicy BBQ Sauce Ingredients:
1 head kale (depending on size and how heavily you coat them)
1 cup filtered water
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons sunflower seeds (soaked 2 hours)
4 sun dried tomato (soaked and chopped)
1 1/2 Tablespoons onion powder
2 Tablespoons maple syrup (or your favorite sweetener)
1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro, dried
1 teaspoon basil, dried
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon hot red chili powder (these are VERY spicy, or 1/4 teaspoon chili powder) 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne (eliminate if you want to cut down on spiciness or add more if you don't use red (hot) chili powder)
*1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional - but really gives the BBQ authentic flavor)
*OPTION : Instead of liquid smoke - try using smoked paprika or smoked sun dried tomatoes.
1 - Add ingredients to blender and mix until sunflower seeds and tomatoes are completely processed. Scrape down sides of blender if needed, and continue to blend until well mixed.
2 - Wash and spin-dry kale, and break into large chip sized pieces, removing any thick stems.
3 - Massage BBQ Sauce onto both sides of kale leaves. Place on non-stick dehydrator tray and dehydrate 3 hours at 110 degrees F.
4 - Flip chips over onto mesh dehydrator tray.
5 - Continue to dehydrate 12-15 hours (depending on humidity), until dry and crunchy.