Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast that is popular among vegetarians as a source of protein and vitamins, particularly B-complex vitamins. Another perk is the cheesy flavor it imparts while keeping the dish pareve!
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- 8-10 ServingsServings
- 8 cups air-popped popcorn (see above for method)
- 3 cups kale chips, store-bought or homemade (recipe below)
- 5 tablespoons Earth Balance buttery sticks, or any margarine
- 1 heaping teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- ½ bunch curly green kale, washed, checked and dried
- Grape seed oil
- Nutritional yeast
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 Place popcorn in a large bowl.
2 Heat earth Balance or margarine in a small saucepan over low heat.
3 when melted, remove from heat and add salt, smoked paprika and chili powder and mix well, making sure to incorporate any clumps.
4 Pour over popcorn, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (add more if desired) and toss well to coat. add kale chips, toss and enjoy.
1 Place kale in a large bowl, drizzle with oil to coat and toss.
2 Sprinkle with nutritional yeast, enough to make a light layer. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper. toss well, gently massaging the kale so that the oil coats both sides.
3 Lay the kale out on a sheet tray (or two if needed) in a single layer.
4 Bake for 20 minutes in a 275 degree oven. test the kale to see if it’s dried out. if necessary, return to the oven for another 5 minutes, or until kale is crispy and not at all wilted.
As seen in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine (February/March 2013) - Subscribe Now.