ROOT VEGETABLE CHIPS SERVED WITH GREEN GODDESS DIP
IngredientsServes 4 as an appetizer
2 large beets, red or golden
2 medium yams
4 tbsp (60 ml) olive oil
sea salt, to taste
GREEN GODDESS DIP:
2 cups (500 ml) fresh cilantro
½ cup (125 ml) fresh basil
3 tbsp (45 ml) fresh chives, chopped
2 tsp (10 ml) lemon zest
1 tbsp (15 ml) tahini
½ cup (125 ml) Greek-style yogurt
salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).
- Peel vegetables and remove skinny ends of parsnips and carrots. Cut wide ends on the bias. Using a mandoline or very sharp knife, slice vegetables into ⅛-in (0.25 cm) slices. Dry vegetable slices on paper towels for about 15 minutes to remove excess moisture.
- Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper and brush olive oil over paper. Place vegetables in single layers on sheets. Bake on upper racks of oven for about 20 minutes, keeping an eye on them to make sure edges don’t burn. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sea salt, let cool and serve.
- To make GREEN GODDESS DIP: In a food processor, place cilantro, basil, chives and lemon zest and pulse until thoroughly chopped. Add tahini and process until smooth. Put mixture into a medium-sized bowl and gently stir in yogurt and salt and pepper. Refrigerate for ½ hour and serve. Makes ¾ cup (175 ml)