Nori Chips (Nachos Style)

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Nori chips are one of the healthiest snacks you can have! Take some seaweed nori sheets, add a touch of sesame oil, and bake until you get the most delicious super crunchy chips on earth!

Nori Chips

The first time I tried nori chips, I bought a package at a healthy store. Each nori triangle was crispy, delicious, salty, and crunchy. Pretty much addictive! But they contained far too much vegetable oil to be able to call them healthy. Plus, they were pretty expensive, considering the package contained only a few chips.

So, I decided to have a go at recreating a similar recipe while transforming these chips into a healthy snack that I could have every day!

close up of nori chips topped with sesame seeds

Ingredients you’ll need

Making nori chips couldn’t be easier. You need a few simple ingredients:

  • A few nori seaweed sheets: You can find these in Asian food stores or even on Amazon.
  • Sesame oil: I prefer to use sesame oil for its rich, nutty flavor, but extra virgin olive oil works well too.
  • Toppings: Here, you can pretty much use your imagination. I love adding sesame seeds on top of my nori chips, a sprinkle of extra dried seaweeds, and a touch of dried chili. But feel free to use any spices or herbs like smoked paprika, garam masala, dried oregano, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, or a touch of sea salt.
Ingredients needed to make nori chips

How to make nori chips

  1. Stack 3 nori sheets on top of each other and cut them into squares using scissors, a sharp knife, or a pizza cutter. Then cut each square into triangles to resemble nachos.
  2. Using a pastry brush, lightly brush each nori chip with a tiny amount of sesame oil on one side.

At this point, you have two options to crisp your nori chips:

Option 1.

Oven: Preheat the oven to 300F (150C), place the chips on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, add the sesame seeds on top. Bake in the middle rack of the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, but keep an eye on them as they can quickly burn and get a bitter taste. Then remove immediately from the oven and let them cool down. Add any additional toppings (chili flakes, extra seaweeds, etc.) and enjoy!

Nori chips on a baking tray
Option 2

Pan: If you can’t be bothered to use the oven, you can use a pan to crisp the seaweeds. Add the pan to medium-high heat, add a layer of nori triangles, and let it crisp for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and add your favorite toppings.

Seaweed chips in a pan

How to store nori chips

I prefer nori chips as soon as they are made. They are super crispy and crunchy. But they store pretty well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Just make sure they are completely cool before closing the container.

How to keep nori chips crispy for days

The best way to keep nori chips crispy for longer is to keep those moisture-absorbent silica gel packs that come with the nori sheets. Simply place those in the airtight container to help to absorb the moisture and keep it away from your chips.

close up of nori chips

Why I love these toasted nori chips

  • Crunchy, crispy, salty
  • So easy to make
  • A healthy, delicious snack
  • A great addition to your diet thanks to their high content in vitamin A, B1, B2, and vitamin C.
  • A great alternative to potato chips or kale chips
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
close up of nori chips

More savory healthy snack ideas you’ll love

Here are some more wholesome savory snacks you can try:

And for more healthy ideas, check out these healthy snack recipes.

If you try this nori chips recipe, please leave a comment and a rating and let me know how much you liked it!

close up of nori chips
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Nori Chips (Nachos Style)

Nori chips are one of the healthiest snacks you can have! Take some seaweed nori sheets, add a touch of sesame oil, and bake until you get the most delicious super crunchy chips on earth!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Sara Trezzi

Ingredients

Toppings

  • Sesame seeds
  • Chili flakes
  • Optional spices like seaweed flakes, smoked paprika, garam masala, dried oregano, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, or a touch of sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 300F (150C).
  • Stack 3 nori sheets on top of each other and cut them into squares using scissors, a sharp knife, or a pizza cutter. Then cut each square into triangles to resemble nachos.
  • Using a pastry brush, lightly brush each nori chip with a tiny amount of sesame oil on one side.
  • Place the chips on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, add the sesame seeds on top. Bake in the middle rack of the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, but keep an eye on them as they can easily burn and get a bitter taste. Remove immediately from the oven and let them cool. Add any additional toppings (chili flakes, extra seaweeds, etc.) and enjoy!
  • Alternative method: Instead of the oven, you can use a pan to crisp the seaweeds. Add a pan on medium-high heat, add a layer of nori triangles, and let it crisp for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and add your favorite toppings.

Notes

How to store: You can store nori chips in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Just make sure they are completely cool before closing the container.
How to keep nori chips crispy for days: The best way to keep nori chips crisp for longer is to keep those moisture-absorbent silica gel packs that come with the nori sheets. Simply place those in the airtight container to help to absorb the moisture and keep it away from your chips.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate per servings.

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcal | Fat: 7g

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