Are Tortilla Chips Healthy?
The answer to this question is yes as well as no. Tortilla chips aren’t that nutritionally different from other fried snacks, with each ounce containing about 150 calories, 1-2 grams of fiber, 15 grams of carbohydrates, and 6-10 grams of fat.
The base sometimes makes a difference. For example, blue corn tortilla chips are known to contain antioxidants and are significantly healthier than other variations.
Are Tortilla Chips Gluten-Free?
Homemade tortilla chips made from flour tortillas are not gluten-free, as gluten is an important protein in wheat flour. However, chips made from corn tortillas are naturally gluten-free and suitable for those with gluten allergies or intolerance.
Are Tortilla Chips Vegan?
These baked tortilla chips are completely vegan-friendly, although some store-bought variations contain non-vegan ingredients and seasonings. Carefully read the ingredients, or make your own vegan tortilla chips.
How to Make Tortilla Chips?
There are many ways to make tortilla chips. The basic ones are described below.
Bake: Mix together 2 tablespoons of oil and 1 tablespoon of lime juice in a small bowl. Use this mixture to brush the tortillas before stacking and cutting them into triangles.
Arrange the triangles over baking sheets prepared with olive oil or cooking spray, sprinkle with salt, and bake for 8 to 12 minutes until nice and golden.
- Fry: Frying tortilla chips is easier than you think. First, dry your tortillas by leaving them out overnight, and cut them into triangles. Then, add in a single layer to a medium skillet containing a quarter-inch oil at 350 °F. Fry for approximately 2 minutes, so the chips are lightly browned and transferred to a paper-towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon, tongs, or wooden chopsticks. Sprinkle with salt and pat to remove excess oil.
- Microwave: Prepare these magical Mexican chips in the microwave by cutting your tortillas into triangles and spreading them in the microwave over a lining of paper towels. Microwave in 30-second bursts until perfectly crispy and sprinkle salt to serve.
- Air Fry: Make quick and healthy tortilla chips in the air fryer by cutting tortillas into triangles and tossing them with oil and salt in a medium bowl. Arrange in a single layer in the air fryer basket (do multiple batches if necessary) and air fry at 350°F for about 5-8 minutes until lightly browned and crispy.
What to Serve with Tortilla Chips?
Homemade tortilla chips are best enjoyed with dips like Guacamole, Spinach Artichoke, Pico de Gallo, Mango Avocado Salsa, Queso Dip, Salsa Verde, and Pesto.
They can also be served alongside dishes like pork stoup, Mexican meatballs, crispy fried chicken, Mexican black bean soup, etc.
Here are some our delicious recipes that you can serve with Tortilla Chips: