Raw Vegan Sour Cream and Onion Kale Chips


If you are looking for a variety from the basic kale chip recipe, these Raw Vegan Sour Cream and Onion Kale Chips are a nice alternative.

I think one of my most favorite snacks has to be homemade kale chips made in my dehydrator.

The very first ones I made were Cheezy Raw Kale Chips and these are now running a close race for first place.

It kind of happened by accident though.

They are actually a combination of my favorite raw dressing that I combine with plain kale to make a salad – which I literally eat every day and usually add some chia seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds or sesame seeds on top.

Then one day I thought…this would be really good as a kale chip!

So I’ve taken my favorite salad…kale and Raw Creamy Jalapeno Dressing (minus the jalapeno and cilantro) and made it in the form of a chip!

They are so easy to make and the hardest part is just waiting for them to be finished!

But if you are ever tempted to eat the GMO-filled traditional chips, just remember the ingredients found in a bag of Lay’s Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips:

Ingredient List:


  • Corn and Canola Oil – well known and documented GMO ingredients.  Unless it is labeled “organic” or is labeled “Non-GMO Project Verified”, we can only assume it’s made from GMO products.
  • Maltodextrin – a food additive that could be sourced from corn, which is a well known and documented GMO ingredient.  Unless it is labeled “organic” or is labeled “Non-GMO Project Verified”, we can only assume it’s made from GMO corn.
  • Salt – processed, toxic iodized salt
  • Skim Milk/Cultured Cream/Buttermilk/Whey – if it’s not organic or the milk you are consuming in a food product is not coming from a local, family farm, it’s highly likely the milk is coming from factory-farmed cows that have been given antibiotics, hormones, fed GMO grains, etc.
  • Natural Flavor – a sneaky way to disguise ingredients they don’t want you to know about




5 Fast Facts About Kale:

  • high in iron
  • excellent for detoxification
  • contains powerful antioxidants
  • high in calcium
  • anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Cashews:

  • excellent source of calcium, magnesium and copper
  • packed with dietary fiber
  • rich in heart-healthy monosaturated fats
  • antioxidant
  • rich source of minerals

5 Fast Facts About Macadamia Nuts:

  • super high in heart-healthy monosaturated fats
  • high in protein and all the essential amino acids
  • high in fiber
  • brain booster
  • antioxidant

5 Fast Facts About Onions:

  • rich source of healthy sulphur compounds
  • excellent for cardiovascular health
  • inhibits bone loss in women
  • reduces blood pressure
  • lowers blood cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Lemons:

  • extremely alkaline
  • blood purifier
  • excellent for detoxification
  • balances blood sugar levels
  • contains powerful antibacterial properties

5 Fast Facts About Pink Himalayan Salt:

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption









Tip #1:  You will need to make sure that you use a Vitamix for this recipe, and not a food processor like I made the mistake of doing the first time I made it.  Why?  I guess because of the amount of liquid in the recipe, it all came out of the top and sides of the food processor and made a big mess.  Once you throw all the ingredients in the Vitamix, it’s ready in a matter of minutes, without the mess.

Tip #2:  The dressing recipe is enough to use with two bunches of kale which filled up 3 dehydrator trays (which is one serving size in my book!)

Tip #3:  Although I have never tried this, I’ve seen kale chip recipes where you can make them in the oven.  I would set it at the very lowest temperature and that might work.  If not, you can always make the sauce and eat it over plain kale as a salad with your favorite toppings.

Raw Vegan Sour Cream and Onion Kale Chips

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  • 1 - 2 bunch organic kale
  • 1 1/4 cup raw cashews (soaked for 15 - 20 minutes)
  • 1/3 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 organic onion
  • 1 cup organic green onions
  • 1 1/4 cup water (purified or distilled)
  • 1 - 2 organic lemons (fresh squeezed)
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon pink himalayan salt


Step 1 De-stem 1-2 bunches of kale (curly, dino, purple, whichever you prefer) and break into small bite sized pieces.

Put all the ingredients for the vegan sour cream and onion sauce in a Vitamix and blend until smooth and creamy.

In a large bowl, pour the sauce over the kale pieces and mix together until all pieces are covered and coated with the sauce.

Spread the kale pieces on a mesh dehydrator tray and dehydrate at 110 degrees for approximately 8 - 10 hours or until dry and crispy.

Store in an air-tight container.



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    • Karielyn says

      Hi Adriana! They are really good…maybe you could try to make them in the oven on the lowest setting? If you do…make sure you let me know ;)

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Mary! I’ve never tried this but maybe you could just use 100% macadamia nuts instead of the cashew/macadamia combo or even a 1 1/4 cup macadamia + 1/3 cup pine nut combo .

      Let me know how it comes out if you try it :)

  1. bonnie says

    I have a basic dehydrator, it has round plastic disc trays would the kale work on that or is the mesh essential for the drying process?

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there Bonnie! It should be fine with the trays you have. I specified the mesh trays on the recipe because the Excalibur dehydrator uses two different types of trays…mesh and the Paraflexx sheets so I referred to the mesh because they would have more air movement as opposed to the Paraflexx sheets. But either would actually work.

      Since this recipe has a thicker-type coating on the kale, you may want to flip them over about half-way through to make sure both sides have access to the air movement.

      I hope that helps and you enjoy the recipe if you decide to make it ;)


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