Beet Chips


We have all heard of kale chips, but here’s a new way to satisfy your crunch fever! Use this recipe to impress your friends or to enjoy yourself. Beets are a beautiful dark purple color and are slightly sweet. Their taste alone is vibrant and this recipe holds true to that flavor. With a small bit of oil and no salt, these chips are the most delicious, healthy snack you will ever try! 

2-3 medium sized beets (about 2 inches in diameter) 

Olive oil for pan coating 


Preheat oven to about 200°F. 

  1. Put about 1-2 tablespoons down on a cookie sheet and spread it around with a paper towel or spatula. (the cookie sheet needs to be completely covered to prevent sticking) 
  2. Slice off the ends of the beet and discard. 
  3. Using a cheese grater, find the side with the horizontal slits. 
  4. Angle the beet on one of the cut sides and slowly begin to grate the beet. 
  5. Be careful when reaching the end of the beet so you don’t scrape your hand. 
  6. You’ll begin to make circular beet slices, similar to scalloped potatoes. 
  7. Evenly spread the beet slices on the cookie sheet and place in oven. 
  8. Bake for 1-2 hours or until chips are no longer flimsy. 
  9. When finished remove from oven and allow time to cool. 
Serving Size:
Makes 4-6 servings.
Seattle Tilth
Karla Urioste, Community Kitchens Northwest intern, adapted from Andrew Ho.