Crunchy, salty snacks are my kryptonite! I work to create healthy recipes to replace packaged, over-processed snacks. I’ve been playing around with raw food bread, crackers, and tortilla chips for a while. I’ve been happy with my results and am sharing my raw corn tortilla recipe with you. I make up a big batch and store them in the freezer. When guacamole time comes around, I pull some out and thaw them in the dehydrator for a few minutes. Then, I have an easy nutritious snack or lunch.
These can be made with fresh or frozen Michigan sweet corn. There’s still fresh MI sweet corn at the Fulton St. Farmers Market! To freeze the corn, just cut it off of the cobs and put the kernels into freezer containers. These will keep well in the freezer for months. Then, just thaw and drain the corn before mixing up the chips.
1 1/3 cups sunflower seeds, soaked 3-4 hours
1 tsp salt
3 garlic cloves, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup white onion, chopped
2 Tbsp water
1.5 cups raw corn kernels (about 2 cobs); if frozen, thaw and drain
1 jalapeño pepper, coarsely chopped; seeds optional
3/4 cup flax seeds, ground – yields about 1 cup (store whole seeds in the freezer and grind as needed)
1. Soak sunflower seeds in water for 3- 4 hours; rinse and strain. (NOTE: I get mine from Hampshire Farms who sells through the Detroit Eastern Market and the Royal Oak Farmers Market.)
2. Grind flax seeds into a powder in clean coffee grinder or Vitamix dry container (Seeds also available from Hampshire Farms.)
3. In food processor, process all ingredients, except flax. Add flax and process again. The mixture will become a sticky, wet, dough.
4. On a dehydrator tray with silicone sheet, spread mixture out evenly using a small offset spatula.
5. Score into triangles.
6. Dehydrate on 115 degrees for 4 hours.
7. Flip chips over on tray with mesh sheet, and gently remove silicone sheet.
8. Dehydrate on 115 degrees for several hours or overnight – until fairly crispy.
These are easy to store in the freezer and thaw portions for just a few minutes in dehydrator. Serve them with freshly made guacamole for a delicious, raw treat.
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