Baked Lime Tortilla Chips

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Last updated on July 28th, 2021 at 02:50 pm

These 4-ingredient vegan baked lime tortilla chips are healthier and cheaper than the store bought version and so easy to make!

You only need 4 ingredients to make homemade healthier lime tortilla chips. These baked seasoned lime tortilla chips are made from corn tortillas and require very little oil.

Stop buying store bought chip that are expensive and not so great for you. These homemade baked lime tortilla chips are incredibly easy to make and taste like the kind you would get in a Mexican restaurant.

Vegan Seasoned Baked Lime Tortilla Chips

What kind of tortilla should I use?

I’ve had tortilla chips made from both corn and flour tortilla, and they both taste great! For this recipe (and the traditional Mexican tortilla chip), you should use a corn tortilla.

I like the corn tortilla because they are denser and also less expensive than flour tortilla chips. If you decide to use a flour tortilla, the recipe will be the same but the end result will taste a bit different.

Baked Lime Tortilla Chip Recipe

Are homemade tortilla chips healthier?

By making your tortilla chips at home, you can control the ingredients and make a healthier chip. Store-bought tortilla chips are usually fried and packed with artificial ingredients. The beauty of this recipe is that you are baking the chips instead of frying them, which reduces the oil and saturated fat. 

Some grocery stores have different types of tortillas, like Trader Joe’s almond flour tortillas (a gluten free option). So, you can get super creative and mix up what kind of tortilla you want to use. It may change the flavor slightly, but it will also change the nutrient content. For instance, almond flour tortillas may have more protein than corn flour tortillas.

When making your own tortilla chips, you can also control the amount of salt and additives. Store-bought tortilla chips are usually loaded with salt and unnatural flavorings. By making your own, you can use healthier flavoring options, like lime zest and sea salt. 

Ingredients to make tortilla chips

You wont believe how simple these ingredients are! To make this, you’ll need:

  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime
  • coarse salt to taste

How to bake tortilla chips

Baking tortilla chips is so easy. Here’s how to make them:

  1. Cut a corn tortilla into triangle-sized chips.
  2. Place sliced tortilla, oil and salt in a large bowl. Stir until well combined.
  3. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  4. When they are done baking, sprinkle with lime zest and salt to taste.

An important thing to note about zesting the lime is that you only want to use the green part of the lime skin. Wash the lime first, then use a microplane or zester to remove the skin from the lime. A little bit of lime zest goes a long way. If you grate the lime down to the white part of the skin, it will taste bitter.

What other seasonings can I use on my tortilla chips?

If you’re not a fan of lime, you can season these tortilla chips in a variety of ways. Spice things up with these suggestions:

  • Add 1 tablespoon of chili powder to the chips before baking in the oven
  • For a sweet chip, add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • Give your chips a smoky flavor with 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • Incorporate 1/2 tablespoon of cumin for taco-night flavor
  • If you’re feeling really adventurous, try 1/2 tablespoon of curry powder

If you choose to use these spices, add them to the chips before placing them in the oven.

Baked Lime Tortilla Chips

Serving suggestions

If you make this delicious recipe, you can eat the chips all on their own. But if you want to spice things up a bit, here are some accompaniment suggestions:

Seasoned Baked Lime Tortilla Chip Recipe

How to store them

These homemade tortilla chips are crispy. To keep them from getting stale or soggy, store them in an air tight container for up to 3 days.

Baked Lime Tortilla Chips

4-ingredient vegan baked lime tortilla chips are healthier than the store bought version and so easy to make!

Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword tortilla chips
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 150 kcal
Author Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD


  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime
  • coarse salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Slice a small tortilla into 6 triangular pieces (Make one slice down the middle, then two slices across). Place sliced tortilla, oil and salt in a large bowl. Stir until well combined.

  3. Lay out the tortilla slices on a parchment lined baking sheet. Try to make sure they aren’t touching.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, then use tongs to flip and bake for an additional 7-10 minutes, or until golden brown.

  5. Take them out of the oven and grate fresh lime zest on top. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Lime Tortilla Chips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 163mg7%
Potassium 90mg3%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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I’m Natalie Rizzo, an NYC-based Registered Dietitian.

My mission is to help everyday athletes fuel their fitness with plants.

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