Salt and Vinegar Beetroot Chips

Beetroot bunches from the local Noosa Farmers Market

Sink your teeth into these healthy, flavoursome and easy chips using beetroot. They are baked, not fried and look pretty sexy don’t you think?

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large beetroots
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp vinegar (apple cider vinegar is perfect).
  • salt

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Wash beetroots well and peel.
  • Slice beetroots finely with a mandolin or ery sharp knife. The thinner the better.
  • Line a baking sheet with baking paper and drizzle with the olive oil.
  • Lay the sliced beetroots on the tray
  • Sprinkle with vinegar and salt
  • Bake for 20 – 30 minutess, checking every ten minutes to make sure the chips are not burning.
  • They should start to crisp up from the outside.
  • Turn the oven off and leave in the oven for at least a further 30 minutes
  • Cooking times will vary greatly depending on the thickness and size of the beetroots. Be prepared  to bake for an hour or longer, checking every 10 minutes

Variations

  • Omit salt if you have high blood pressure
  • Sprinkle with pepper and paprika to serve
  • Coat with finely shopped rosemary before baking.
  • Serve with a dip made from natural yoghurt and lemon juice.

Nutrition

Beetroot is a deliciously sweet root vegetable. Its versatility lends it to be a great accompaniment to roast dinners, salads, or a feature of a dish such as a risotto or chocolate beetroot cake.

The wonderful deep red colour comes from the abundance of a type of phytonutrient called Betalains. These natural pigments have shown to have antioxidant, anti inflammatory and detoxification benefits on the body.

In terms of vitamins and minerals, beetroot is rich in Folate, Manganese, Fibre, Potassium and Vitamin C.

While you are here take a peek at our other beetroot recipes…

Chocolate Beetroot Cake

Ever thought to put beetroot in a smoothie?

Advertisements

What do you think?

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s