Recipe details

Denise says:

My idea for a tasty snack is some healthy crisps with a good dip. What could be better than caramelised onion dip with some root vegetable crisps? You can make your own healthy crisps using sweet potatoes, beetroot and parsnip, a vegetable peeler, a mandolin or may be you have a spiralizer and a little oil and seasoning. At a fraction of the price of well-known brands, it’s not only the kids who’ll love them.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes


3 carrots
3 parsnips
1 beetroot
2 sweet potatoes
1 tablespoons rapeseed oil

2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon turmeric
Ground black pepper

Caramelised Onion Dip
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 onions, peeled and thinly sliced
Salt and black pepper
225g cream cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


1. Heat oven to 180C/ 350 F/ Gas mark 4.
2. Combine seasoning ingredients in a plastic bowl and mix.
3. Peel the vegetables and slice thinly with a mandolin, vegetable peeler or spializer. Lay them between paper towels to absorb excess moisture. Place slices in a bowl, add oil, seasoning mixture and stir to coat.
4. Spread the vegetables out on a large baking tray lined with baking parchment paper.
5. Bake for 10 minutes. Check they are not burning and continue for another 10- 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and allow to cool and crisp up.

Caramelised Onion Dip
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4- 6 people

1. Heat the oil over medium-low heat.
2. Add the onions, season and cook, stirring occasionally, until deep golden brown, 20 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and place in the food processor with cream cheese and chives and process until smooth. Season to taste.    Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.