Low Carb Snacks/ Recipe Challenge

Low Carb Avocado Crisps

I will always remember the first time IΒ tried avocado…

Or let me re-phrase, the day I was FORCED to try it.

You see, I grew up in a foodie house where we were never allowed to utter the words ‘I don’t like / eat … {fill in the blank}’

So – we had to try everything – and then, if we didn’t like it, well then that’s fine, because at least we’ve tried it.

Mom, Dad, if you’re reading this – LOVE you! {kiss}

So – we were all sitting at the table, enjoying some meal and it involved avos.
Being a kid and avos being green with a funny texture, well, of course I just couldn’t bear the thought of it.

To cut a long story short, I wasn’t allowed to leave the table until I tried it…

I eventually tried it – through blurry tears – and I LOVED IT! Why do parents always have to be so darn smart / clever / RIGHT?!

Needless to say, I truly love avocados and when it was chosen as this month’s ingredient for our blogging group’s Monthly Ingredient Challenge, I was thrilled!

I eat an avocado everyday with my breakfast – true story – but I didn’t want to just make something with added avos, no, I decided to get creative…

I’m so lucky to have a clever engineer for a husband – he has so many talents, but that’s a story for another day – who came up with the idea for Avocado Crisps!

Low Carb Avocado Crisps

 

Low Carb Avocado Crisps

  • Difficulty: easy
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You will need:

1 1/2 ripe Hass avocados
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup finely grated hard cheese, like Grana Pedana or Parmesan
zest of 1 lemon
black pepper

Mix everything together well.

Place teaspoon-sized dollops onto a parchment-lined baking tray, flatten into thin disks and bake for 15-17 minutes at 180C.

The crisps should turn a golden colour but not too brown, else they are burnt.

Remove from the oven and allow them to cool and crisp up.

For a Mexican twist, add a dash of cumin and some chili powder.

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These crisps can be enjoyed just as is, or try some of these fun dips and toppers:

Guacamole dip {for a double-dose of avocado goodness!}
Goat’s cheese & fresh strawberries
Goat’s cheese & marinated tomatoesΒ 

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To make soft avocado tacos, simply form bigger rounds of avocado crisp mixture and bake for only 10 minutes. Fill with chicken, sour cream, fresh coriander and cheese.

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Give these low carb avocado crisps a try – you’ll be pleasantly surprised – they’re low carb, full of goodness and even has a crunch!

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Let’s have a look at some more amazing avocado recipes from my fellow foodie bloggers {click on the pictures to view the recipes}:

 


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  • Bronwyn
    August 27, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    Made these tonight. OMGosh!!!!! In love.

    • Heidi
      August 28, 2015 at 8:59 am

      Yay Bronwyn! What did you have them with? X

      • Bronwyn
        September 1, 2015 at 2:32 pm

        I made a sour cream/Yoghurt dip with a bit of cumin and smoked chili peppers. Great combination.

        • Heidi
          September 3, 2015 at 9:06 am

          Ooh, that sounds gooood!!

  • Kat
    September 1, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Wow, very unique. I don’t think I’ve ever seen these before. I think some shredded zuch in there would be great too! – Kat

    • Heidi
      September 3, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Let me know how they turn out with the zucchini – I just love zucchini πŸ˜‰

  • Cristina @ I Say Nomato
    September 1, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Wow, okay, I need to try these! I’m always looking for potato chip alternatives (’cause allergies), and these look positively incredible. Absolutely saving for another day!

    • Heidi
      September 3, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Thanks Christina – they also make nice taco-alternatives, just make them bigger and bake for slightly less time… x

  • Emily @ Table & Hearth
    September 2, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    These are so cool!! I’d probably eat like two dozen of them in one sitting πŸ™‚

    • Heidi
      September 3, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Thanks Emily! They might be a bit rich, but hey! πŸ˜‰

  • Natascha
    September 8, 2015 at 5:28 am

    I can’t wait to try these!

  • Of Goats and Greens
    September 9, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Seriously, I’ve GOT to make this! Just so awesome looking and sounding. Who knew the humble avo was so versatile!!!

    I’ll wait for the weather to break (just a tad…)

  • Nancy
    January 23, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Looks good

    • Heidi
      January 24, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks Nancy. Have you tired them yet? x

  • Marie
    February 2, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Do you know how long these keep for? Can I make the day before?

    • Heidi
      February 3, 2016 at 11:02 am

      Hi Marie,

      They will keep for 2-3 days, so you can definitely make them the day before.
      x

  • Dee
    February 29, 2016 at 3:14 am

    I thought 180 degrees was kind of low. For US cooks translate oven temperature to 350 degrees farenheit.

    • Heidi
      March 2, 2016 at 8:43 am

      Hi Dee,

      yes the 180 degrees is in Celcius – so it would be around 350 Fahrenheit for US peeps…

      xx

  • Yasmim
    March 2, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Mine came out super bitter. I had to use lime zest instead of lemon zest and I’m in Brazil so I used an avocado they have here. Not sure why it went so wrong.

    • Heidi
      March 7, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Hi Yasmin,

      sorry to hear! It might be the avocado type, but it could also be the fact that avocado does get a slightly bitter taste when it’s heated, but not much.

      You could try adding some more Parmesan and seasoning. Also, I’ve not tried it with lime – but I can’t think why that should make it bitter…

      Hope it comes out better next time! x

  • kingsley
    July 21, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    how many does it make?

    • Heidi Visser
      August 16, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Hi,
      it’ll make about 18 tennis ball sized crisps…

  • James
    August 3, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Hi: I made these and they didn’t brown up. What is the temperature again to bake these? I used thtemoerature that was lusted. Thanks.

    • Heidi Visser
      August 16, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Hi,
      the temp is 180C / 350F and they start to crisp up as they cool down.
      x

  • Laurie Santavicca
    August 11, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Have you or anyone tried this recipe dehydrating rather than baking?

    • Heidi Visser
      August 16, 2016 at 11:26 am

      Not yet Laurie – let me know if you do and how it turns out?
      x

    • Slocci@icloud.com
      March 9, 2017 at 2:58 am

      Hhi you tried?? My oven is broken. I do have a dehydrator with two setting. I am still new at it. Any suggestion on time and settings thank you I would greatly appreciated.

      • Heidi Visser
        March 18, 2017 at 6:10 am

        Hey Laurie,
        haven’t tried them in a dehydrator… If you do, let us know how they turn out! x

  • Sue
    August 23, 2016 at 11:53 am

    May sound silly, but do you store them in the fridge?

    • Heidi Visser
      August 24, 2016 at 11:45 am

      Hey Sue,
      you can, but they might get a bit soggy…
      I just kept them in an airtight container outside the fridge.
      They will only stay fresh a day or 2.

  • Kim T
    February 5, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Can you make them without the cheese? Could you substitute almond flour or something?

    • Heidi Visser
      February 17, 2017 at 8:25 am

      Hi Kim,

      haven’t tried that yet – let us know how it turns out! x

  • Caryn
    February 7, 2017 at 1:21 am

    Made these today. I used lime zest. Soooooo good!! Definitely making a double batch next time!

    • Heidi Visser
      February 17, 2017 at 8:37 am

      Awesome Caryn!

      • Slocci@icloud.com
        March 9, 2017 at 2:52 am

        Do you have by chance some info on making these in a dehydrator?? Thanks 😊

  • Carol Lynn Mackie
    March 12, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    They are good but I think I will cut back on the salt next time I make them.

  • Stephanie
    April 19, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    I made these and did them completely wrong because I didn’t realize the heat wasn’t Fahrenheit…. so, I’ll try them again at the correct temp. But I wondered how many carbs are in each of these??

  • jadedermody
    May 7, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Made these today and had with sun dried tomatoes πŸ… houmous will defo make again

  • Laura
    May 9, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    I tried making these but ended up tossing them because they didn’t turn out. I don’t see info on how to flatten them? I tried using a fork, a spoon and a knife but the avocado just stuck to the utensils then and came off the parchment paper and I couldn’t get them to be thin! Help please!

    • Heidi Visser
      May 12, 2017 at 8:28 am

      Hi Laura,
      you could try rubbing a bit of neutral coconut oil onto the utensil you’re using to flatten them…
      I don’t recall having the same problem. Also try add a little more lemon juice – the mixture might be a bit thick.
      Alternatively, you could place another piece of parchment paper on top and roll it as thin as you like with a rolling pin.
      Then just remove the top parchment paper and bake.
      Hope that helps! x

  • Pat
    May 12, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    How many carbs? What is nutritional values?

    • Heidi Visser
      May 17, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Hi Pat,

      I haven’t calculated it, but you can put all the ingredients into an app like My Fitness Pal and it’ll give you the values.

      x

  • Gina
    June 12, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Where is the nutritional information on this recipe?

  • Beth
    June 28, 2017 at 1:48 am

    I made these tonight. Dang good! I had a few by themselves and then a larger one I cupped like a taxi shell and put cooked breakfast sausage in it. Like a breakfast type thing. OMG. It was good!

    • Heidi Visser
      July 1, 2017 at 10:47 am

      Ooh that sounds delish, Beth!! πŸ™‚

  • Sookie's Mummy
    July 10, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Greetings Heidi.
    I just made these and they are delish!
    Thank you so much for the recipe πŸ™‚

  • Tina Brown
    July 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Before I actually make them, I thought I’d ask if they TASTE like avocado, haha, after baking πŸ™‚ I’m trying desperately to find a way to eat at least 1/2 an avocado/day (for the nutritional value/potassium) without tasting it…I WISH I liked em!

    • Maureen
      July 26, 2017 at 11:12 am

      The generous amount of cheese, paprika, cumin, and lemon zest might help mask the original avocado flavor for you!

  • Maureen
    July 26, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Made these as work snacks for husband last night. He absolutely loved them despite me making the mistake of storing them in the fridge and them becoming a little soggy. I look forward to remaking them and I’ll use a little less salt the second time around

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