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Homemade Nori Chips with Sesame Seeds

June 27, 2024
homemade nori chips with sesame seeds on a wooden board

I absolutely love the delicious, umami crispiness of nori chips. They are so satisfying as a healthy, salty snack! However, they can be hard to find in shops, they are often expensive, and when I do find them, they are usually made with vegetable oils like sunflower or canola. So, I figured out a healthier way to make them at home with just four basic ingredients and an oven. Enjoy!

Nutritional Value of Nori Sheets (Seaweed)

Nori sheets, made from seaweed, are a nutritious and low-calorie food, rich in essential vitamins and minerals. They provide a good source of iodine, vitamins A, C, and B12, dietary fiber, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids. Nori also contains calcium, magnesium, and iron, making it a well-rounded addition to a balanced diet.

However, individuals with thyroid disorders or sensitivity to iodine should be cautious with their consumption. A safe serving is typically 1-2 sheets per day, or about 5-10 grams. Always consult a healthcare provider if you have specific health concerns regarding iodine intake.

hand picks up homemade nori chips with sesame seeds on a black plate

Ingredients

  • 5-7 nori sheets (17 grams), no oils added
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (raw, preferably organic)
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
homemade nori chips with sesame seeds on a baking sheet, small bowls with sesame oil, salt, and sesame seeds, brush

How to Make Nori Chips at Home

  • Preparation: When you take the nori sheets out of the original package, keep the small anti-moisture pack in the bag to use for storing the chips.
Collage of the making process of homemade nori chips with sesame seeds

  • Tools: Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C) on the fan option (warm air). Prepare a large baking sheet, a parchment paper sheet, another baking tray / sheet to add on top, and some oven-safe weights.
  • Brush and Stack: Lightly brush the bottom of the baking sheet with sesame oil. Place a nori sheet on the baking tray, rough side up (shiny side down). Lightly brush with sesame oil on the entire surface, sprinkle some sesame seeds and sea salt flakes. Stack another nori sheet on top, rough side up, brush with sesame oil, and sprinkle sesame seeds and salt. Repeat until all sheets are stacked. If you have more than 5 sheets in the pack, make two stacks.
  • Cover: Cover the stack with parchment paper, then place another baking tray / sheet on top with some weights to prevent the nori sheets from curling.
  • Bake: Bake on the middle rack for 15 minutes. Then remove, take off the top baking tray and parchment paper, and gently separate the sheets to let some air in. They will continue to crisp up. If they aren’t crispy enough, place them on the baking sheet in a single layer and bake for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Cut and Store: Use a pizza cutter, sharp knife, or scissors to cut the nori chips into any shape or size you prefer (I cut each sheet into 9 chips). Eat them immediately or store them in a glass jar with the anti-moisture pack from the original nori package.
homemade nori chips with sesame seeds on a wooden board, chopsticks

Serving Size

These nori chips can be addictive, but try to stick to one serving size (about 2 nori sheets, or up to 10 grams). Seaweed contains a good quantity of iodine, which is beneficial, but moderation is key. See the nutritional value of nori for more details.

The nutritional card below the recipe calculates the nutritional value for one nori sheet (9 chips) as one serving, but you can have up to 10 grams.

Due to their nutritional value and low-calorie content, these homemade nori chips are a great healthy snack to add to our cleanse meal plans:

Enjoy!

hand picks up homemade nori chips with sesame seeds on a wooden board, chopsticks

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Homemade Nori Chips with Sesame Seeds

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By Claudia Curici, Health Coach Serves: 2-4
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes

I absolutely love the delicious, umami crispiness of nori chips. They are so satisfying as a healthy, salty snack! However, they can be hard to find in shops, they are often expensive, and when I do find them, they are usually made with vegetable oils like sunflower or canola. So, I figured out a healthier way to make them at home with just four basic ingredients and an oven. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 5 nori sheets (17 grams), no oils added
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (raw, preferably organic), or as much as needed
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes (or as much as needed)

Instructions

1

When you take the nori sheets out of the pack, keep the small anti-moisture pack in the bag to use for storing the chips.

2

Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C) on the fan option (warm air). Prepare a large baking sheet, a parchment paper sheet, another baking tray / sheet to add on top, and some oven-safe weights (I use 2 stone dishes).

3

Lightly brush the bottom of the baking sheet with sesame oil. Place a nori sheet on the baking tray, rough side up (shiny side down). Lightly brush with sesame oil on the entire surface, sprinkle some sesame seeds and sea salt flakes. Stack another nori sheet on top, rough side up, brush with sesame oil, and sprinkle sesame seeds and salt. Repeat until all sheets are stacked. If you have more than 5 sheets in the pack, make two stacks.

4

Cover the stack with parchment paper, then place another baking sheet on top with some weights to prevent the nori sheets from curling.

5

Bake on the middle rack for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, take off the top baking sheet and parchment paper, and gently separate the sheets to let some air in. They will continue to crisp up. If they aren’t crispy enough, place them on the baking sheet in a single layer and bake for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute.

6

Use a pizza cutter, sharp knife, or scissors to cut the nori chips into any shape or size you prefer (I cut each sheet into 9 chips). Eat them immediately or store them in a glass jar with the anti-moisture pack from the original nori package.

Notes

Note: Some packs contain 5 sheets, while others have 7. You can make 1 or 2 stacks, but the smaller the stack, the crispier the chips will be. For extra crispiness, finish baking them in a single layer for an additional 30 seconds to one minute each.

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