Beets are often a forgotten vegetable – but they offer SO many health benefits! Not to mention their sweet, earthy and delicious flavour. Try out this Baked Beet Chip recipe for all your snacking needs.

Why are beets so healthy?

Beets are rich in antioxidants, particularly betalains. Antioxidants can help combat oxidative stress in the body and support cellular health, ultimately helping to reduce inflammation and reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. Beets are also great for heart health as they are a rich source of nitrates, which contribute to vasodilation to promote blood flow, regulate blood pressure and reduce stress on the heart.

We know finding a healthy snack can be challenging, and it’s a lot easier to grab that bag of chips you have sitting in your cupboard. Having this easy recipe on hand and prepping a big batch for the week makes this a no-brainer snack. Even pair it with hummus, deli meat and cheese for a more complete meal.

Try it out today!


  • 12 beets red, golden, or mixed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt or sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F, and line several baking sheets with parchment paper. Scrub the beets well with a veggie brush and cut off the tops.
  2. Use a mandolin slicer to slice the beets paper thin (1/16-inch). When the beet slices are this thin, there is no need to peel them first. Hold the root end while dragging the beets across the mandolin and watch your fingertips closely.
  3. Place the beet slices in a large bowl and pour the oil and salt over the top. Toss well. (If using red and golden beets, place in separate bowls and divide the oil and salt evenly.) Ready for the secret step? Now let the beets sit in the oil and salt until they release their natural juices, about 15-20 minutes. This is what allows them to retain a better shape and color.
  4. Toss the beets again, then drain off the liquid. Lay the slices out in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 45-60 minutes until crisp, but not brown. Test after 45 minutes and only bake longer if necessary. Remove the beet chips from the oven and cool completely before storing in an air-tight container.

Recipe from A Spicy Perspective.