With football season in full swing, it's hard to resist the call of the bowl of Doritos. While others may mock those who consider the bright orange snack a cornerstone of the tailgating spread, if you're like me, you secretly relish the chance to snack on a handful (or several). This is why I loved seeing this recipe for quinoa chips that claim to rival Doritos. I haven't tried these chips, but the good folks over at Bon Appetit claim they capture the "zing" of Doritos. Nutritionist Tricia Williams whipped these up using her own spice powder blend, leaving out the neon orange coloring, and incredibly, cheese. Williams explains,
"I took the real food that was in the ingredients list--red pepper, green pepper, onion, and tomato—and got them locally at the farmer's market, diced them up and dehydrated them," she says. "Then, I pulverized them into a powder and put a little tumeric into it, not so much for flavoring, but to give your hands an orange coating just like the original. So you still have the same sensibilities surrounding it. I made chips out of quinoa and coated them in the flavoring to make a low-glycemic, protein-rich, Doritos-flavored snack."
Sounds good to us!
• Read more: Junk Food Makeover: Quinoa "Doritos" at Bon Appetit
Have you ever tried quinoa chips?
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