Are you looking for a crispy, quick snack for that Friday movie night? Look no further than these homemade baked lavash chips with sour cream & garlic dip!
Made with just a few simple ingredients, these crispy chips are the perfect way to satisfy your craving for something salty and crunchy. And with the bonus of delicious sour cream and garlic dip, you'll have a snack that's both tasty and nutritious.
So why wait? Whip up a batch of these homemade lavash chips today and enjoy the perfect snack any time of day!
What is Lavash Bread?
Lavash chips are made from lavash bread, a thin and crispy flatbread commonly used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. It's made using unleavened dough, and it is low in sodium and oil.
One of the most common ways of using lavash bread is for lavash rolls.
When baked at high temperatures, lavash bread produces a crisp and crunchy texture, making it an ideal snack.
Lavash has a similar appearance and texture to tortillas, but it is slightly thinner.
If lavash isn't available in your local stores, you can use tortillas instead. Tortilla chips are just as tasty, and the steps are basically the same.
Lavash Chips vs. Traditional Potato Chips
Baked lavash chips are an excellent option for your health, but they also provide various benefits.
One of the primary benefits of baked lavash chips is that they are a healthy alternative to traditional potato chips or other processed snacks. Lavash chips are low in calories, fat, and sodium and an excellent option for those seeking a healthy diet. They are often made with whole-grain flour, which can provide additional fiber and nutrients.
An important difference from traditional chips is that these chips are not fried in a large amount of oil. You'll only need to sprinkle the chips with a little bit of olive oil, and that's it. No more unhealthy chips that are drowning in oil!
You can also adjust the recipe to suit a low-carb diet. To do so, look for keto-friendly low-carb lavash sheets that can be bought at the store or made at home.
Baked lavash chips can also be quite versatile in their application. Enjoy them as a snack, or serve them with dips like hummus or salsa. They can also be used as a healthier alternative to croutons in salads or as a topping for soups. With their light and crispy texture, baked lavash chips can be a delicious addition to almost any meal or snack time.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lavash Chips
It depends on what lavash you are using for this recipe. Opt for a low-carb/keto lavash flatbread to make these baked lavash chips keto-friendly. If you cannot buy it in a store (for instance, in our country, keto lavash is unavailable at stores), you can make it at home. We might also add a recipe for lavash flatbread later on. These lavash chips are really low in sugar (around 0.4g per serving); however, please note that this particular recipe is not 100% keto-friendly due to the amount of carbs in a serving (around 20g). Other than that, it's a great alternative to store-bought potato chips.
You definitely can! You can make it garlic-free if you share the fear of garlic with Dracula :). And you can add other spices to your liking. We like to add smoked paprika and dried basil, and you can also use French fry seasoning! Just ensure you don't end up with too salty and unhealthy chips. At the end of the day, you want to make something better than those store-bought chips!
You can get creative here! You can choose salsa, hummus, avocado, cheese, pickle, unsweetened yogurt, or any other dip or sauce you usually serve with chips or fresh vegetables. Do bear in mind, though, that for a low-carb option, you should be careful when selecting dip ingredients so that you don't load it with carbs unnecessarily.
You definitely can! This is our go-to recipe for utilizing tortilla leftovers. The tortilla chips turn out delicious and taste just as good as those with lavash.
Yes, you can. We're using kosher salt in the majority of our recipes, but it doesn't mean that you can't use regular table salt if you don't have kosher salt at hand. One of the benefits of kosher salt is that it contains only sodium chloride and no additives or iodine.
If you substitute regular table salt for kosher salt, keep in mind that the table salt is slightly denser. This means that you should use slightly less table salt than the amount of kosher salt called for in the recipe.
Ingredients for Lavash Bread Chips
To make these extra crispy lavash chips, you'll need just a few simple ingredients:
- Salt (Kosher or regular salt - more on the choice of salt in a minute)
- Fresh dills
- Sour cream
- Olive oil
How to Make Lavash Chips - Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 365°F (185°C).
2. Prepare the chips: Take a medium bowl (preferably one that can be closed with a lid) or a food-grade ziplock bag. Ikea containers are great for this purpose. Add torn lavash pieces, minced garlic, salt, olive oil, and dills (and any other additional spices to your liking) to the bowl/bag.
3. Shake it, baby: Close the lid/bag and shake for half a minute to allow all the ingredients to mix well.
4. Transfer the chips to a baking pan: Line your baking pan with parchment paper and distribute the lavash pieces evenly. Make sure that they don't overlap.
5. Bake the chips: Bake in the oven until golden brown and crispy. Depending on your oven, it should take around 5-10 minutes.
6. Prepare the dipping sauce: While the lavash chips are baking, prepare the dip. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, salt (0.5 teaspoons), dills, and garlic cloves (2 cloves). Mix well.
7. Enjoy: Serve the chips with the sour cream dip and enjoy!
Crispy Baked Lavash Chips
- 1 lavash bread (around 110 g)
- 5 cloves of garlic, minced (2 for the dip, 3 for the chips)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or regular salt)
- fresh dills
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 185°C (365°F).
- Take a medium bowl (preferably one that can be closed with a lid) or a food-grade ziplock bag. Add torn lavash pieces, minced garlic (3 cloves), salt (0.5 teaspoons), olive oil, and dills (and any other additional spices to your liking) to the bowl/bag.
- Close the lid/bag and shake for half a minute to allow all the ingredients to mix well.
- Line your baking pan with parchment paper and distribute the lavash pieces evenly. Make sure that they don't overlap.
- Bake in the oven until golden brown and crispy. Depending on your oven, it should take around 5-10 minutes.
- While the lavash chips are baking, prepare the dip. In a small bowl, combine sour cream, salt (0.5 teaspoons), dills, and garlic cloves (2 cloves). Mix well.
- Serve the chips with the sour cream dip and enjoy!
- Adjust the shape and size of the lavash chips to your liking.
- Tear or cut the lavash pieces using scissors.
- Make sure to use salt moderately in order not to oversalt the lavash chips, or it will ruin the snack.
- Experiment with different dips and sauces commonly used to complement chips and fresh vegetables. These are usually based on sour cream or yogurt.
- The amount of salt is the total amount for the chips and the dip; be careful not to oversalt as it would ruin the whole snack - believe me, we've been there.
Disclaimer: This nutrition label has been created using the calculator provided by www.verywellfit.com, and it may not be 100% accurate.