Homemade Sea Salt and Rosemary Beet Chips Recipe

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Homemade Beet Chips recipe
Homemade beet chips are a deliciously healthy alternative to traditional deep-fried potato chips!

I don’t know whether it’s their vibrant color or their uniquely addictive flavor, but lately, I just cannot get enough of these homemade sea salt and rosemary beet chips! I’m a sucker for salty crunchy foods, and these sea salt and rosemary beet chips are far healthier than a bag of deep-fried potato chips and more interesting than yet, another, bowl of air-popped popcorn.

We didn’t grow up with beets routinely on our table. Unfortunately, I didn’t even try fresh beets until about a year ago when my father in law introduced me to them. Before that, I was so turned off by the one time I had tried canned pickled beets that vowed to sell my soul to the carrot god before I ate another.

However, all was not lost. Thanks to the incredible plethora of Pinterest food bloggers, I discovered vegetable chips, dug out my slicer and “chipitized” several veggies. Tip: Forget about broccoli chips. That just never works out.

Meet the New Beet Chips Evangelist…

So, here I am, a homemade chip newbie who, so far, had managed to avoid the beet-eating temptation. I enjoy these beet chips so much that I have dragged them to game nights as a sharable snack, sent them to my partner in weight-loss crime (my mother-in-law), and thrust them upon every (almost) willing person who ventures into my path. I suspect I will probably stick a baggie of them in the mailbox for my mail lady. Everybody loves beets, right?  Guess I am the new beet chip evangelist!

My Messy hands covered in beet juice.
My Messy hands covered in beet juice.

Before you begin, cover your workspace, your clothes, and the cat’s feet. Just kidding about the cat’s feet, but seriously, if you accidentally drop a sliced beet piece and step on it, you will track red everywhere. Ask me how I know… go on!

First things first, you need 3 or 4 good-sized beets, an olive oil cooking spray, a couple of cookie sheets, and either a mandolin, a food processor with a slicer adaptor, or a very sharp knife.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Line your cookie sheets with foil and spray with oil.

Beets peeled and ready to slice
Beets peeled and ready to slice

Ready to begin?  Peel your beets.  Toss the peels into the woods for animals, your compost bin OR freeze them until next Easter.  Boil them in water and use the water as a homemade easter egg dye.  Remove the greens from the red stems and save them for homemade veggie broth.

Slice beets thinly (I’d say about an 1/8th of an inch) and try to keep them as close to the same thickness as possible so they cook evenly.

In a single layer, spread them evenly on your prepared baking sheets.  Spritz them with olive oil.  Sprinkle with sea salt and rosemary.  Bake for about 20 minutes.  Flip them over.  Bake another 15 minutes.  Monitor them closely.  If they aren’t done to your liking, give them a few more minutes – checking about every 5 minutes.

Easy right?

Homemade Sea Salt and Rosemary Beet Chips Recipe

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes

Yields: 4

Sea salt and Rosemary Beet Chips

  • 3-4 large beets
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  • 3 TBSP Rosemary
  • 1 TBSP Sea Salt

Preheat oven to 375.

Line baking sheets with foil and spritz with olive oil.

Peel and slice beets into 1/8 thick rounds. Try to be consistent for even baking.

Spritz beets with olive oil.

Toss with Rosemary and Sea Salt

Bake for about 20 minutes. Flip beats over. Bake another 15 minutes, monitoring closely.

If they aren't done to your liking, bake in 5 minute increments. They burn quickly, so keep a close eye on them.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 49
  • Fat: 1 grams
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Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.


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Alicia Taylor

Happily married to the love of my life. It’s just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I’m loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.

35 Comments

  • Psychic Nest

    May 1, 2016 - 5:07 pm

    Hi Alicia,

    I bet that rosemary gives a nice flavor to the beet chips. To be honest, I never had a similar recipe before but I will definitely give it a try. Thank you!

    Zaria

  • Kristen from The Road to Domestication

    April 21, 2016 - 10:15 am

    Now, I’m not one for beets, but I’ve never had them in chip form before! This is a good idea! I might be up for trying them like this!

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 21, 2016 - 11:32 am

      I am not much for beets, either – but I do like this recipe

  • Melisa

    April 20, 2016 - 10:38 pm

    OMG… Beets are just about the most magical food on the planet. On more than one occasion I have eaten them until I was about sick. I’m leaving out the rosemary, because I can’t stand it, but I am definitely making these.

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 21, 2016 - 9:20 am

      Cool – please let me know how you like them. This is the only way I like beets so far, but I am always willing to try new things. If you have a recipe that you think my bestow your beet love onto me, please share it! I’m always looking for more ways to get healthy food into my diet. Oh – and these are pretty versatile. If you don’t like Rosemary, thyme is also great – and so is basil

  • Pooja

    April 20, 2016 - 7:44 pm

    Nice recipe..

  • Rosey

    April 20, 2016 - 1:44 pm

    My DIL loves beet chips and her sweet little one does too. I’ll pass it along right now while I’m thinking of it.

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 20, 2016 - 8:32 pm

      Wow – I’m impressed that the little ones like them, too! That’s awesome. I hope they like this recipe

  • Briana

    April 20, 2016 - 12:40 pm

    Never heard of beet chips nor have I tried them. It will definitely be something that I would be interested in trying!

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 20, 2016 - 8:33 pm

      I am not a fan of beets – but this recipe changed my mind.

  • Mama to 5 Blessings

    April 20, 2016 - 12:29 pm

    What a wonderful recipe. I love chips and this sounds so much more healthier than store bought!

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 20, 2016 - 8:33 pm

      They are much healthier – even than store bought beet chips – because they aren’t cooked in much oil.

  • Ashley

    April 20, 2016 - 9:33 am

    These look delicious! I try to eat Paleo most of the time so I’ll have to try these one day!

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 21, 2016 - 9:21 am

      Are these Paleo? I don’t follow the paleo diet, so I am not sure if it is or not.

  • Laura Funk

    April 20, 2016 - 9:03 am

    My mom would love these. She eats beets like crazy

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 20, 2016 - 8:34 pm

      If she tries this recipe, let me know how she likes it.

  • LIz Mays

    April 20, 2016 - 6:48 am

    I’m not a giant beet fan, but you know what? I think I might possibly like them this way!

  • Carol Bryant

    April 20, 2016 - 12:42 am

    I have never hard of these. I bet they make a fab side dish!

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 20, 2016 - 8:35 pm

      They are more of a snack – like potato chips – only with beets.

  • Tonya C

    April 20, 2016 - 12:23 am

    I’ve never tried beet chips! You’re making v me want to try them!

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 20, 2016 - 8:35 pm

      If you do, let me know what you think!

  • Amanda

    April 19, 2016 - 11:14 pm

    I’ve never had beets in my life, but now I want to go buy some to try this recipe! Looks fun!

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 20, 2016 - 8:35 pm

      They taste totally different this way. To me, cooked beets taste like dirt. Literally. But I like them like this.

  • Lois Alter Mark

    April 19, 2016 - 9:53 pm

    I have somehow become a huge fan of beets, and these look amazing! I am definitely going to try them. They’re definitely healthier than regular chips!

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 20, 2016 - 8:36 pm

      Be sure to let me know how you like them!

  • Rebecca Bryant

    April 19, 2016 - 8:21 pm

    I have never had beets cooked like this. That said they sound delicious adn now I want to try them.

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    April 19, 2016 - 7:09 pm

    I feel your pain on the beet stains. I like beets, but the stains kill me. But a good recipe with them makes it hard to pass up!

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 20, 2016 - 8:37 pm

      It was the first time I had ever cooked fresh beets – so it was quite a surprise! LOL

  • Catherine Sargent

    April 19, 2016 - 5:17 pm

    I like beets, but I have never had beet chips. They sound good and I can’t wait to make them.

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 20, 2016 - 8:38 pm

      It’s so easy! Give em a try and let me know what you think

  • Scott

    April 19, 2016 - 3:44 pm

    I can honestly say I’ve never had beet chips. They look messy, but I’ll bet they taste real good!

    • Alicia Taylor

      April 19, 2016 - 3:55 pm

      They are only messy while you are cooking them. They are so good though – I was really surprised

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