Homemade tortilla chips with guacamole

24 February 2021

Making your own tortilla chips and dip allows you to keep things healthier as you know exactly what's in them.

Nutritional highlights

Avocados are nutrient dense and a great source of vitamins. They also provide mono-unsaturated fatty acids that help to protect against heart disease and prevent high cholesterol. Half an avocado also counts as one of your five a day.

Ingredients list

(Makes 4 servings)
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 2 large avocados
  • ½ red onion, finely diced 
  • 6 plum or cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 fresh chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 limes juiced

Method

Heat the oven to 200°C. 

Brush both sides of the tortillas with a thin layer of olive oil, then cut into triangles with scissors or a pizza cutter on a chopping board. 

Arrange the triangles in a single layer on two baking trays. 

Bake for 7-8 mins. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with sea salt and set aside. 

To make the guacamole, halve and destone the avocado then scoop out the flesh with a spoon and put it into a bowl. 

Pour over the lime juice and season with pepper and a pinch of salt. 

Crush the avocado leaving some chunks, either with a fork or a potato masher whatever you find easier. 

Add the onion, tomatoes and chilies and stir through.

Calories: 485 Fat: 25.4 Saturates: 4.6 Total Sugar:  Salt: 0.7