July 11, 2014

Beet Chips

Beet Chips are a bright, colourful and and sweet and salty crunchy snack! My entire family loved it!

Beet Chips are a bright, colourful and and sweet and salty crunchy snack! My entire family loved it! #beets #vegan #snack #healthy #cleaneating

Happy Friday! This is one of those weekends I’m truly looking forward to – I have a long list of things to do, namely making ice cream, lounging in the pool, and finding a new Netflix show to fill my OITNB withdrawal. Whew, someone’s got to do this job, and I proudly volunteer as tribute.

What else did I proudly volunteer at? Gobbling down all of these beet chips.

Beet Chips are a bright, colourful and and sweet and salty crunchy snack! My entire family loved it! #beets #vegan #snack #healthy #cleaneating

Here’s the thing with me and beets. I have beet juice almost every single morning made fresh by my amazing mother. The first day I tried the juice I was less than enthusiastic about knowing beets were in there, but was won over by the taste. Fast forward to months later, and I crave it daily. Growing up you hear horror stories about beets, but the truth is they are a delicious sweet vegetable. Who lied about beets? Probably someone who wanted them all to themselves.

The thought for these chips came after my sweet potato chips which didn’t last 30 minutes on a road trip which they were supposed to be snacks for the weekend and I was like, what else can I make chips of? Regular potato chips were so overdone, and then I thought WAIT.

Beets. Would they be sweet?

Two batches later (I burnt my first batch watching the Brazil and Germany match) came out these still bright, beautiful and incredibly crunchy chips. They are deliciously sweet and the salt provides an amazing contrast.

You know, like caramel and sea salt? Pretzels and chocolate? I’m adding beet chips and fine sea salt to this category.

Beet Chips are a bright, colourful and and sweet and salty crunchy snack! My entire family loved it! #beets #vegan #snack #healthy #cleaneating

If they sold this as a snack I would be hooked, and I mean only these three ingredients no additives, because that would cloud the natural flavour of these beet chips. Throughout the entire shoot of these I was chomping down, as was Mr. Bakes, then my brother came along…then my entire family devoured them. My mom, I understand, she loves beets. But beet skeptics gave it a try and loved them too. While I was happy…I kinda wanted them ALL for myself.

By the way, aren’t beets SO pretty? I wish all my meals and snacks were shades of pinks, red and purples. I already have my next beet recipe planned. Even if it means staining everywhere pink, red and purple. I can deal.

Beet Chips are a bright, colourful and and sweet and salty crunchy snack! My entire family loved it! #beets #vegan #snack #healthy #cleaneating

Beet Chips

Preparation 5 min Cook Time 35 min Serves 3     adjust servings

Beet Chips are a bright, colourful and and sweet and salty crunchy snack! My entire family loved it!

Ingredients

  • 4 small beets or 2 large beets
  • Handful fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Wash the beets and peel off the skin. Slice the beets through your mandolin until you have made circular chips out of everything.
  3. In a bowl, toss raw beets with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil until coated.
  4. Coat a baking sheet with remaining olive oil.
  5. Place raw chips on the baking sheet and sprinkle with fine sea salt (salting prior to will also help dry them out which helps with the crunch).
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes (watch them after the 35 minute mark) until chips are crisp and cooked through.
  7. Sprinkle more sea salt on top as soon as you remove them from the oven.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy.

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If you enjoyed these beet chips, then you’ll definitely enjoy these Baked Sweet Potato Chips!

Sweet Potato Chips

And these Warm Cinnamon Apple Chips.

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Or these Kale Chips, Three Different Ways!

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27 comments

  1. Jessica, I totally feel like I was sold on a lie with beets too! I never ate them as a kid because I heard they tasted like dirt–um, no thanks! But now I’m a total convert. I put them in everything. I love beet chips and you’re right, chips + sea salt = bliss. These are gorgeous!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Amy! I totally agree – thank God my mom showed me it actually tastes great!

  2. I think theses are the prettiest chips I’ve ever seen! I love the red color. I’ve never thought about making chips from beets, so I love your creativity, Jessica! They look delicious!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks Gayle! I would make these over and over just for the colour.

  3. I CRAVE beets, seriously! I just love them and I know I would go crazy on these chips. Pinning!

  4. Monica says:

    These beet chips look so pretty! I really, really want some! How lucky are you to have fresh beet juice made by your mom every morning – that is incredibly sweet. Back to the chips – want!!

  5. These look delicious! Thank you for the recipe
    Manuella

  6. These look really good and I’m a huge beet fan, so I can just imagine loving these!

  7. I too LOVE beet chips! So simple yet divine. Have to make some more soon.

  8. Azu says:

    Love beets! I have tried sweet potato and kale chips, probably my next round up of veggie chips will be beet chips!
    Great photos.

  9. ela@GrayApron says:

    Wow, you drink beet juice every day, good for you. I’ve tried it before, I guess I didn’t give it a chance. But otherwise, I like beets a lot, and these chips look fantastic, Jessica.

    ela h.

  10. Beautiful job Jessica! These look beautiful and delicious!

  11. Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong says:

    Wow! This is a great and unique idea… I love beet root and these beetroot chips look amazing.. 🙂

  12. I’ve never eaten beets *gaaaaaaaasp* but they are on this week’s lunch rotation yay! I think I’ll try to make them into chips. Thanks for the tutorial Jess 😀

  13. I love beet juice – that is actually what got me into juicing in the first place. These chips are beautiful!! And sound right up my alley!

  14. Kelly says:

    These beet chips are such a great idea, Jessica! Love the pretty color – what a healthy and testy snack!

  15. Karin says:

    Are certain types of beets sweeter than others? Mine weren’t even remotely sweet. They were a lot like sweet potato chips and I liked them very much, but I wouldn’t say they were sweet and salty. Just salty and earthy.

    • Jessica says:

      Hey Karin glad you liked them! All the beets I’ve ever had were sweet to the point that they make a sweet juice. So that’s what I was working off of! 🙂

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