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After all of the baked goods and chocolately recipes I’ve shared with y’all over the past few weeks, I feel like it’s time for me to scale back on the sweets a bit. It’s time to pump the brakes and incorporate veggies into the blog again. In January, I was all about that Whole30 life. Then, in February, it was all about the chocolate. Let’s find some balance, shall we? These beet chips seem like a good compromise.
I’ll be honest – up until about a year ago I had never used a mandolin slicer. I had heard horror stories about them so I generally avoided them. But, then I caved last year and finally bought one. I can’t believe what I was missing out on! Namely, chips of all kinds. I mean, there’s no way I could slice any root vegetable thin enough on my own to make a chip.
Since then, I’ve experimented with a few different vegetables. I’ve made both regular chips and sweet potato chips. This weekend, it was time for me to venture out and look into the potatoe’s more purple friend – the beet!
Once you’ve mastered the mandolin slicer, beet chips are a cinch. Literally, just slice the beets, toss them with olive oil + your desired seasoning and then bake! In under an hour, you’ll have a perfectly crunchy mid-afternoon snack. Who needs store bought chips when you can make them on your own?!
What shall I make next with my mandolin slicer? I may even want to venture out of the chip realm:)
- 2 large beets peeled
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep two medium baking sheets and set aside.
Using a mandolin with the slicer blade set at 1/16 of an inch, slice the beets. Place the sliced beets in a bowl and toss with olive oil and salt.
Split the beets between the two baking sheets and spread in an even layer.
Bake for 20 minutes, remove the trays from the oven and flip the beets. Return the trays to the oven and bake for another 20 minutes, or until the beets begin to crisp.
Once crisp, transfer the chips to a wire wrap to cool and crisp. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container