Homemade Beet Fries With Chipotle Aioli are delicious to have as a healthy snack. They are slightly sweet with a hint of salt that makes everyone crave it. It is so easy to make; all you need to do is follow the simple instructions, tips, and tricks. 

 

 These freshly baked homemade beet fries take only a few items to process. The delicious baked fries are easy to prepare without the excess oil of traditional fries. As much as you love fries, this new healthy alternative will give you satisfaction and comfort! You can also check out, Air-Fryer Carrot fries, Turnip Fries, and Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries.

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Why are Beet Fries healthier than Regular Fries?

 

Beetroots are commonly popular as bees which is a famous vegetable around many cuisines of the world. There are lots of variations of beet available in the world. Every beet contains lots of similar vitamins and minerals, and also they are low in calories and fat.  

 

Beet greens are non-starchy vegetables with a little carbohydrate, whereas the beet bulb is starchier and high in carbs. Each variety of beets contains different vitamins and minerals. 

 

The leaves and roots of fresh beets are enriched with lots of nutrition benefits. It has antioxidants that can prevent cell damage, control cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart diseases. 

 

These are unique vegetables containing betalains, a powerful house of antioxidants that gives beets a vibrant color. Betaine is helpful to reduce inflammation and protects against cancer and other diseases. 

 

Making fries with beets is a healthier option to include in your diet. So, you also need to cook it healthily. Using an oven to bake beets is much healthier than deep fry as you can cut fat and calories. 

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What Types of Beets Are Available to Eat?

 

All the production of beets you find in the supermarket will lead you to believe all the beets are not red. These varieties of beets come in various colors and sizes, from red to yellow to beautiful candy cane striped looks. Here are some of the common varieties you can find in supermarkets, 

 

  • Red Beets: When we think about beets, this is the first thing that comes to mind. These red beets are frequently used to make salads, roasted beets, fries, and many more. These beets are amazing for storing as they gain tenderness and sweetness along the way. 
  • Golden Beets: Golden or yellow Beets have a mild and sweet flavor compared to other beets. It is a great vegetable to make a colorful meal for your family. 
  • Chioggia Beets: The beautifully natural striped Chioggia beets are quite popular with salads. They have a subtle yellow-and-orange texture, while some have a red-and-cream candy cane mixture. After they are cooked, the stripe fades or disappears usually.
  • Baby Beets: These beets are tender and mostly luscious green. These are normal beets that are pulled straight out from the land to make room for other beets to grow. 
  • Lutz Green Leaf Beets: These beets are the largest among other varieties of beets. These are good for making fries and roasted dishes.  

How to Store Beets for Later?

Whatever types of beet you purchase, you can store them later to make fries and other recipes. Follow these steps to store the beets, 

 

  • Wash the beets thoroughly. 
  • If you buy beets with their leaves and stems attached, cut them apart before wrapping them loosely with a plastic bag and put them in the refrigerator. 
  • Put the beets in a sealed storage container or food storage silicone bags. 
  • You can store these beets fresh for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. 
  • You can store the beet green separately in a sealed container for later; it will stay fresh for 3 to 5 days. 
beets cut into matchsticks

How to Cut Beet For Fries?

  • With a sharp knife, cut beets into half crosswise, then each half into 1/2 inch slices. Make matchsticks about ½ inch size with each slice.

Ingredients For Beet Fries

For The Beet Fries

  • Beets – choose fresh beets that aren’t bruised and withered, preferably with tops on so you can cook the Beet Greens.
  • Olive oil – I prefer to use extra-virgin olive oil, you can also use avocado oil.
  • Garlic powder – gives a boost of flavor.
  • Salt – I used sea salt.

For The Chipotle Aioli

  • Cashews – use raw cashews, usually sold online or in the health food store.
  • Water – filtered water is best.
  • Lemon juice – best to use fresh lemon juice.
  • Nutritional yeast flakes – added for their cheesy flavor, can eliminate. usually sold online or in the health food store.
  • Maple syrup – gives a mildly sweet flavor to contrast the smoky, spicy flavors of the dip
  • Garlic – I used 2 cloves but you can use less.
  • Chipotle pepper – you can use chipotle in adobe sauce or dried chipotle
  • Cayenne pepper – a little goes a long way so start with a pinch.
  • Cumin – add to the smoky flavor.
  • Salt- I used sea salt

How To Make Beet Fries With Chipotle Aioli?

  • Preheat oven 400 F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly grease.
  • Trim the greens and roots of the beet and wash it thoroughly under cold water. Peel and cut the tops of beets. If they came with leaves, and save to make beet greens recipe.
  • With a sharp knife, cut beets into half crosswise, then into slices. Make matchsticks about ½ inch size. 
  • Place beets strips into a large bowl, toss with garlic powder and salt.
  • Put the marinated beets in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, turning halfway.
  • When the fries are done, allow them to cool for a while as they will crisp when cool. Enjoy! 
  • To prepare Chipotle Aioli dip, place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until creamy. Keep in refrigerator for up to 5 days.
     

Other Beet Recipes To Prepare

  1. Easy Homemade Beet Hummus
  2. Roasted Beets With Chimichurri Sauce
  3. Beet Juice
  4. Air fryer Roasted Beets
  5. Roasted Beets With Basil

Recipe Notes and Tips

 

  • For this recipe, you can use any type of beet to make fries. You can mix all the types of beets to make colorful chips. You will get a slightly different flavor, but it’s worth trying.  
  • If you want to make a combination of red and golden beets, then divide them into separate trays, or else the red beets will stain golden beets. 
  • If you want, you can keep the skin of the beets as sometimes peeling can be tiring. It’s all your personal preference. However, it is important to scrub them well under cold water and take out the roots from the ends.  
  • The baking process will be quicker if you have a large baking sheet.

Conclusion

Homemade baked beet fries are delicious to have as a healthy snack. They are slightly sweet with a hint of salt and crunchy texture that makes everyone crave it. It is so easy to make; all you need to do is follow the simple instructions, tips, and tricks. 

 

We all are snack lovers and always try to find how to enjoy our snack time without having any unhealthy foods. These freshly baked homemade beet fries take only a few items to process. The crunchy chip texture that it has without any grease is what we are looking for. As much as you love fries, this new healthy alternative will give you satisfaction and comfort!

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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 49 kcal / 205 kJ
  • Fat: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 0.7 g
  • Carbs: 4.7 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 30 min
  • Ready in: 40 min
  • For: 4 Servings

Ingredients

For The Chipotle Aioli

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 400 F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly grease.
  2. Trim the greens and roots of the beet and wash it thoroughly under cold water. Peel and cut the tops of beets. If they came with leaves, and save to make beet greens recipe.
  3. With a sharp knife, cut beets into half crosswise, then into slices. Make matchsticks about ½ inch size. 
  4. Place beets strips into a large bowl, toss with garlic powder and salt.
  5. Put the marinated beets in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, turning halfway.
  6. When the fries are done, allow them to cool for a while as they will crisp when cool. Enjoy! 

For The Chipotle Aioli

  1. Add soaked cashews, water, lemon juice, nutritional yeast flakes, maple syrup, garlic, chipotle powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt to a hight speed blender and process until smooth.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.