Make Your Own Tortilla Chips

Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 22, 2013

If you're tired of the high fat and sodium levels of your favorite chips from the grocery store, why not make your own at home? Even if you don't have a traditional Mexican recipe passed down through the generations, it's easy to create your own healthy tortilla chips at home with just a few ingredients.

Whether you are looking for a topping for a Mexican soup or something you can dunk into freshly made guacamole or salsa, tortilla chips are one of the best pantry staples to keep on hand. Unfortunately, many brands of tortilla chips have hydrogenated oils and tons of salt, making them an unhealthy choice for those watching their weight or controlling conditions like diabetes or heart disease. 

If you're tired of the high fat and sodium levels of your favorite chips from the grocery store, why not make your own at home? Even if you don't have a traditional Mexican recipe passed down through the generations, it's easy to create your own healthy tortilla chips at home with just a few ingredients. Simply buy some tortillas at the store and prepare them with this recipe. 

Homemade Tortilla Chips 

Ingredients

6 corn or flour tortillas, white or whole wheat
1 tablespoon olive oil
Fine sea salt 
Seasonings, if you prefer

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Cut the store-bought tortillas into six wedges each, then toss these wedges with the olive oil and salt in a large bowl. Start with just a punch of salt and add more to taste. You can also sprinkle in seasonings like powdered garlic, pepper, oregano and cumin if you choose. 

Spread the tortilla wedges out on a large baking sheet, and place in the oven. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the wedges are golden and crispy. You might want to occasionally toss or stir the chips for even baking.