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Honey Orange Beet Chips Recipe

From the garden to the chip bowl, learn how to make a dehydrated snack from sliced beets.

October 2017
By Michelle Keogh

In Dehydrating at Home (Firefly Books, 2015), author Michelle Keogh gives readers step-by-step instructions and tips on how to dehydrate a variety of foods that will last for months in the refrigerator or the pantry — and also be nutritionally delicious. With a dehydrator, you can turn even a few raw beets into a crunchy snack with this recipe for honey orange beet chips.

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Avoid turning your hands beet red when preparing these by wearing a pair of disposable gloves. Try different varieties of beet for a nice mix of colors.

Yield: 2 to 4 servings
Prep time: 15 to 20 minutes
Drying time: 6 to 10 hours


• 4 medium beets
• 1 large orange
• 3 tablespoons (45 milliliters) honey
• 1 pinch salt


making beet chips

Photo by Paul Nelson

1. Prepare the beets by peeling them, trimming the ends and slicing them on a mandolin set to 1/8 inch (3 millimeters)

making beet chips

Photo by Paul Nelson

2. Zest and juice the orange into a large mixing bowl, add the honey and salt, and mix well. Place the beet slices into the honey and orange mixture and toss gently with your hands until all the beet slices are evenly coated.

3. Arrange the beet slices on the dehydrator trays. Avoid overcrowding because air needs to circulate around them.

beet chips

Photo by Paul Nelson

4. Dry at 125 degrees Fahrenheit (52 degrees Celsius) for 6 to 10 hours, rotating the trays a few times during dehydrating, until sticky and crisp. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

More recipes from Dehydrating at Home:

Barbeque Sweet Potato Chips Recipe
Dehydrated Corn Chips Recipe
Watermelon Chips with Lime Recipe

Reprinted with permission from Dehydrating at Home by Michelle Keogh and published by Firefly Books, 2015. Buy this book from our store: Dehydrating at Home.

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