Beetroot Chips
Beetroot Chips

Beetroot Chips

A vegetable that will always grow well in my garden is the humble beetroot. Sometime I think it’s because I hold no expectation of a vegetable from the plant itself, so it thrives. If that statement sounds strange then please let me explain.

Beetroot, Dip & Salts

Beetroot, Dip & Salts

I grow beetroot primarily for the leaves.  I love beetroot leaves in my salad, and they add lovely colour to my garden. Over the winter when I am not eating salads something strange happens to my beetroot leaves… they grow beets… big, enormous beets

Beetroots Growing in the Garden

Beetroots Growing in the Garden

One beet will fill a preserving jar.  Funnily enough, even though they look old, woody and past their prime in the garden, they still taste delicious pickled in vinegar.

Preserved Beetroot

Preserved Beetroot

At the start of spring this year I stumbled across my patch of beets. Over the winter they had grown to a record size for my vegetable garden. I ignored them for a little while longer as I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with these monsters.

Beetroot Chips

Beetroot Chips

Then Mr GG was looking for chips and it hit me; Beetroot chips!

Beetroot Chips and Dips

Beetroot Chips and Dips

I tried three different ways of making the chips, in the oven, in the deep fryer and in the dehydrator.  For health, taste and convenience my favourite method was the dehydrator.

Beetroot in Dehydrator Rack

Beetroot in Dehydrator Rack with Truffle Salt

Beetroot Chips
Recipe Type: Healthy, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluuten Free
Author: Julie
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Serves: 2
Healthy beetroot chips are a nutritious snack food which is simple to make and tastes great!
  • 2 raw beetroot
  • 1 t/s pink Murray River salt
  • 1 t/s chicken salt (optional) *
  • 1 t/s chopped rosemary (optional)
  • 1 t/s oil
  1. Wash the beetroot and remove the stalks.
  2. Use a mandolin on a thin slice setting to slice the beetroot into rounds.
  3. Place the beetroot in a plastic bag with oil, salts and rosemary if using.
  4. Work the oil and salt around beetroot until the beets are coated.
  5. Place beetroot in a single layer in the dehydrator racks.
  6. Set dehydrator according to the manufacturers instructions.
  7. When ready taste and season as required. Serve with dip or on their own.

So what do you think of this healthy snack? I was even able to get the kids to eat these on the basis that they were still chips!


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  1. I love any vegetable that has been turned into chips! But that’s probably because I’m just a huge fan of chips, period haha! Love the colour that the beetroot gives – just gorgeous.

  2. I’ve never had beetroot chips, but I sure do love the idea. Beets have such great flavor to begin with, and concentrating the flavor like that must make them heavenly. Good stuff – thanks.

  3. Colorful chips!

  4. Dear Julie,

    What a great idea to do with beetroot. I think I would like the baking method with a bit of olive oil spray. Thanks for sharing.

  5. It’s good to know beetroot are easy to grow. I certainly need a plant that can take care of itself. I like beetroot chips but I’ve never made them – time to go out and buy a hydrator! xx

  6. Your beetroot chips look so delicious. Fresh ones are so different from the tinned kind, although I do have a soft spot for them on my burger 🙂

  7. These chips look beautiful! Not only as a snack, they would make fancy garnishes for any dish. Love this recipe…I will have to make tem in the oven though.!

  8. I’m not a huge fan of beetroot, but in chocolate brownies I love it – and I sense that in chip form I’d love it too 😉 These look delicious! Well done on your prolific crop too 🙂

  9. How funny that I never thought to use them as a garnish!
    What a great idea, they are equally as easy to make in the oven too 🙂

  10. THANK YOU for sharing this! I heart chips so much but my body would kill me if i had potato chips everyday. Hellooooooo new addiction!

  11. What a great idea indeed! I’ll have to pull out my dehydrator- I’ve been very slack and not used it for ages 🙁
    I just planted a few dozen beetroot seeds yesterday, so here’s hoping I get a bumper crop too!

  12. Aaarrgggh no dehydrator… but my sister has one so must get some top tips from her. I’ve tried and failed last year to grow beetroot, must bravely try again.

    I do love beetroot, love my beetroot and choc cake recipe, I did it this week with some extra macadamia butter too – very good.

  13. I do like beetroots chips! I often buy the natural/organic ones from the store and try and sell them to my son who is a chip fiend. I have a bunch of beetroots in my fridge that I’ve been wondering what to do with them, so far I’ve seen beetroot soup, hamburger patties with grated beetroot and now beetroot chips. Hmmm….it’s going to be hard to pick one. These look great!


  14. I love making beetroot chips and I should start using my leaves in our salads – they are so tasty 🙂

  15. Julie, that’s a brilliant idea! I love beets, we often have them in the garden as well!

  16. I love beet root but haven’t tried chips before! I make chips with all kinds of root vegetables too, but not this one yet. Looks so beautiful and crunchy – I have to give this a try very soon!

  17. Wow, you have won me over with these chips! Wish I had planted beetroot this season! Love this, GG, thanks!

  18. I actually had no idea that you could eat beetroot leaves in a salad raw and wow you grow your own 🙂 I don’t think I’ll ever have anymore plants last time I tried to grow mint they died then the coriander and the chilli..give up hahaha would love to try the beetroot chips! never seen them before hehe ~

  19. When I have my own garden one day I’d like to have beetroots in there. These chips look delicious!

  20. Great to know I can use our dehydrator for your very yummy looking beetroot chips, Julie. The kind with truffle salts seems particularly appealing =)

  21. Great idea. I never would have thought to use beetroot this way and I’ve been looking for an alternative to my zucchini chips!

    Krissie – Pearls of Style

  22. ive never tried gorwing beetroot, i shall try them next season round!

  23. Beautiful chips. I have only ever cheated and bought beet chips. My hubby loves them so I really should make the effort to make them.
    Have a fabulous day.
    🙂 Mandy

  24. These chips look absolutely delicious, a change from continually seeing kale used in vegetable chips 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  25. Just love this idea! I adore beets, but I think a lot of people feel kinda baffled by them. This is the recipe to win them over! Fabulous! Pinning ASAP!! 😀

  26. Hi Julie, I love using my dehydrator and I love beetroot so will definitely be giving this a go. I take it from the recipe that you don’t bother peeling the beetroot?

    • Hi Christine,
      My beets were nice and young so I didn’t need to remove the skin. If the beets had of been bigger with a thicker skin I may have considered peeled them first.

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