Did you know you can eat Corn raw… right of the Cob? When it’s freshly picked, it’s so sweet & full of nutrients! This year, we grew so much corn that we had to get creative with it. One of our creations was making this Raw Corn Chips Recipe. Pair these dehydrated corn chips with some guacamole or salsa and you have a delicious snack!
This recipe also happens to be a great alternative for anyone following or transitioning into a raw food lifestyle! It contains organic corn, no oil and is a 100% raw (living) food recipe.
Here’s my How to Make Raw Corn Chips Video:
The Tools & Ingredients Used in this Recipe:Print
Raw Corn Chips and Tostada Shells Recipe
- Prep Time: 30 min
- Cook Time: 12-18 hours
- Total Time: 2 minute
- Yield: 4-5 Trays 1x
- Category: Snacks
- Cuisine: Gluten Free
This Raw Corn Chip Recipe is made from Fresh Ears of Corn & Salsa. A crunchy & unique way to eat Fresh Corn from the Cob. Feat. the Vitamix & Dehydrator.
- 5–7 Ears of Fresh Corn (ideally you’d like approx. 5 cups of kernels to work with)
- 1/2 Cup Sesame Seeds or very Fresh Flax Meal (you can make your own flax meal in the Vitamix using whole flax seeds)
- 1/2 – 3/4 Cup Fresh Salsa (choose a fresh/raw salsa that does not contain vinegar)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- Other Seasonings to Taste (just remember, that flavors concentrate in the Dehydrator, so use sparingly!)
- 1/4 Teaspoon Fresh Lemon or Lime Juice (if your salsa doesn’t have it already)
- With a sharp serrated knife, cut kernels of corn off of the cob – then place all kernels into the Vitamix.
- Add the remaining ingredients into the Vitamix
- Using your tamper, blend all ingredients on ‘High’ in the Vitamix for approx. 45 Seconds or until everything is well blended.
- Adjust liquid ratio as needed to create a ‘gloopy’ mixture – one that is easily spreadable. It’s better to have your mixture a little runny than too thick. If using Flax Meal, it will absorb moisture & thicken over time.
- Using an offset spatula spread mixture thinly on your lined Excalibur Dehydrator trays (I use the Paraflexx liners for the Excalibur, but you can also use some parchment paper instead. If you’re making tostada shells, spread the mixture slightly thicker into 5″ rounds, so that they will not break under the weight of your toppings.
- Dehydrate at 125-135 degrees for 1 hour, then reduce heat to 115 degrees.
- When mixture is dry to the touch (approx. 4-6 hours), flip mixture and liners over onto the mesh screens and carefully remove the Non-Stick Sheets.
- Dehydrate for an additional hour, then cut into triangle ‘chip’ shapes and return to Dehydrator. (skip this step if you are making tostada shells)
- Continue dehydrating until chips/shells are completely done (approx 4-6 more hours) – which means that they will snap or break if you test them.
- When done, remove the chips/shells from the Dehydrator and store in airtight containers in the fridge until use.
- Your dehydrating time may vary depending on humidity, temperature, mixture, etc…
- Serving Size: 1 Chip
- Calories: 10
Love this!! I’m glad I got my VitaMix and Excalibur 9-tray, too! ;o) We will be trying this in our house. Thanks!
LOL! I was just thinking about you! Pulled out my sewing machine this afternoon so I can try making one of those cool potholders from your tutorial today! =) Hopefully you’ll enjoy this recipe… my kids love them too! Thanks for the comment! God Bless! ~ Erika
Wow! Looks and sounds delicious… I’ll be right over :)
Aaron and I are giving serious thought to going veggie or raw for a while. He has some concerns to iron out because he is a high endurance athlete, and his body can’t afford to lose any weight. Anyway, I love that I have your videos. Real food, not just drinks, that we can look to when we will need help on this future journey! I do wonder if you could do something that focuses on balancing a child’s diet this way. I am not sure if I have genuine concerns or peer pressure for not doing it.
I will definitely try this recipe. Looks yummy!
You rock! I’m saving up for a Vitamix right now and your videos have been fun to watch.
Thanks! Keep saving… the VitaMix is worth every penny! I had 2 garage sales to save up for mine and I’ve used it everyday since! God Bless! ~ Erika
wow I’ve been meaning to revamp my diet with healthy alternatives but they are HARD to find in comercial groceries and your right sooooo exspensive!! Ive seen dehydrator vids before but they were always just dehydrating full fat meals and meat and that never interested me much BUT YOURS :D wow not only are they apealing they’r impressive. I gotta get one!
great vids! keep it up and God bless :)
Hi I made the chips last night and I used the brown flax seed instead. BLECH! left my stomach very acidic. BAD BAD BAD. What is the diff btw the brown flax seed and the golden?
I have LOVED every thing else..
Oh no! That’s a bummer! There’s a couple of things that might have contributed to the bad taste: 1) Rancid Flax Seeds (This happens very quickly if the seed/meal is old); 2) If there is Vinegar in your salsa; or 3) if your Corn isn’t fresh. I mad the mistake my first time and used salsa with Vinegar and they turned out gross. Oh, and there’s not much difference in Dark vs Golden except, I think that the Dark Seeds have a much stronger or ‘nuttier’ flavor. Hope that helps! =) God Bless! ~Erika
Thank you for the response. I have been bingeing on youtube for raw recipes. It is so much fun! to make up for the corn chip fiasco I may just have to make myself some ice cream! so there! I bought so Gold falx seeds. They re: the salsa i made my own just a lil tomato onion and cilatntro and jalepeno. I will try again but thatnk you for your response! it feels great. i work in TV and now I now what it feels like when someone from “tv” responds to me! weird. Thanks again.
thanks erica! I have another batch drying as I type.. fingerz crossed. I didn’t use salsa but put some tomates cilatro onion and a little bit of red jalepeno. I also switched to the gold flax seed I put in a little zuchinii for giggles… more will be revealed.
Yum!! Finally made a great batch!! had it with guac last night and maybe this morning! Stored the rest of the golden flax seed in freezer! :)
Thank for your help!
That’s great! So glad things turned out ok the second time around! =) I’m always surprised at how fast flax seed & meal will go rancid… it’s definitely ruined several of my recipes before. Your flax will keep fresh much longer in the freezer. Enjoy & God Bless! ~ Erika
I am on a 60 day juice fast, and would like to go raw in 15 days. While fasting I have been craving Fritos, and I am so happy that I found your video! Do you put beans on your tostadas? If yes, how do you prepare the beans? If no, what do you put on your tostadas? Peace<3
That’s awesome! My husband is doing a juice fast right now too! Going raw after you’ve introduced soft fruits & veggies for a day or two is the best thing for your body. Since this recipe contains corn, be sure to use it sparingly that first 15 days while your body acclimates to eating whole food again. We do put cooked beans on top, but you could take them out and still do a raw veggie tostada that is equally delicious! God Bless! ~Erika
I’m no way close to be a raw food person.. For years I keep peaking in on the world of raw veganism. God willing, one of these days I’m going to surprise myself and at least part of my daily intake will be raw/vegan. This recipe has really caught my eye and the raw taco meat that i’ve seen online and youtube as well.. Bless the hearts of those who lately have given me a better insight on raw foods than I have in the no so distant past.
This was by far one of the best & most encouraging comments I have ever received! You are exactly the kind of person that I do these videos for… If we as a society, could just see the benefit of changing our diets to include more whole & raw food – and how delicious good food can be; then I think a lot more people would do it. Thank you so much for this comment! God Bless! ~Erika
Can you tell us what kind of salsa you use? Most salsas I find do have vinegar. Do you simply make some fresh with your VM?
It is very hard to find fresh (and even canned) salsa without Vinegar… If you don’t have any luck, just pop a combination of Tomatoes, onions, serrano peppers (to taste), salt, and cilantro into your Vita-Mix and blend until its at a consistency you like. Just remember, that flavors concentrate in the dehydrator, so don’t over do the salt or heat (unless you like it that way)! Hope that helps! God Bless! ~Erika
i would use sesame seeds instead of flax.
Sesame Seed would be an awesome substitute for flax – and I think the taste can be better sometimes too! Thanks! God Bless! ~Erika
This looks so good! I can’t wait to get a dehydrator! Your vids are so inspiring and uplifting! Thank you =)
Can you put these in the oven?
Absolutely! Just be sure to keep them at a low temp. If you find that they are cracking too much, then try making them slightly thicker and possibly adding a binder (such as a corn flour and perhaps a little olive oil) to the mix if need be. I actually think trying them in the oven sounds delish, since they will have a more cooked/toasted flavor to them. You will however, not be able to preserve all the nutrients, but homemade beats store bought in my book! =)
Enjoy & God Bless!
Vegan family here (about 90% raw), oil-free and we love your videos! Thank you!