My roving tastebuds are on a continual quest for yummy, healthy chips – and I think this is my most successful recipe yet. The inspiration comes from a bag of Garden of Eatin’ Black Bean Corn Tortilla Chips but mine are (mostly) raw, contain no oil and no ingredient shenanigans. The bright flavors of cilantro and lime really bring these chips alive. Being mostly raw and all.
For the black bean and corn salsa recipe pictured here, please visit my recipe on One Green Planet.
In just a couple of days, the madness of Vegan MoFo begins. What that means is a whole lot more posts from many of the vegan bloggers I know and love – - and a lot more from me (20+ to be exact, including TWO cookbook reviews with giveaways). This is my second year and I’m a little better organized (plus I have a theme) than I was last year, but I’m still feeling the pressure and hoping that it all somehow comes together. If not, well, that’s okay, too. Here’s to another crazy, fun, and tasty Month of Food!
Corn & Black Bean Chips
Makes 1 dehydrator sheet
1 cup frozen corn, thawed and drained
1 cup walnuts, soaked for about 8 hours, drained
1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup red onion (about 1 thick slice)
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup water
1 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 tbsp. cumin
1 tbsp. dried onion
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. coriander
zest and juice of 1 lime
In a food processor, combine the corn, walnuts, black beans, red onion, garlic, water, and process until smooth. Add the cilantro and pulse a few times. You want to be able to see green flecks. Set aside.
In a large bowl, stir together the flaxseed meal, sesame seeds, cumin, dried onion, salt, pepper, garlic powder, coriander, cayenne, and lime zest and juice. Add the corn/bean mixture and stir very well, making sure there are no lumps of flaxseed.
Spread the mixture evenly over a dehydrator tray that’s been covered with a non-stick sheet. It should completely fill the tray. Use a rolling pin, if you like, but I find it goes faster if I just pat the mixture into place.
Turn the dehydrator to 145F and dry for 30 minutes. Remove the sheet from the dehydrator and gently score the dough into desired shapes. Turn the temperature to 115F and dehydrate for about 10 hours. To speed drying, after about 3 hours, place a dehydrator tray fitted with a screen on top of the crackers, flip, peel off the non-stick sheet, and put the tray back into the dehydrator.
The chips should be very dry, crispy and break apart easily. Store in an airtight container.