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Vegetable crisps with chimichurri and tzatziki

Add extra flavour and a crunch to your lunch with these low calorie vegetable crisps!

Serves 8 as a snack

Prep Time 30 min + cooling

Cooking Time 40 min


For the spicy parsnip chips

    • 2 parsnips (200g), scrubbed and cut into thin sticks
    • ¼tsp dried chilli flakes
    • ½tsp ground coriander
    • 2tsp maple syrup
    • Cooking oil spray

For the sweet potato and beetroot crisps

    • 1 large sweet potato (250g), scrubbed and thinly sliced
    • 2 large beetroot (350g), scrubbed and thinly sliced
    • Cooking oil spray
    • 6 fresh thyme sprigs

For the chimichurri dip

    • 1tsp chilli flakes
    • 1 shallot, very finely chopped
    • 1 mild green chilli, very finely chopped
    • 2tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
    • Juice 1 small orange
    • 4tbsp chopped fresh parsley
    • 4tbsp chopped fresh coriander

For the tzatziki

  • 200g low-fat natural yogurt
  • 12cm piece cucumber, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3tbsp chopped fresh mint


  1. Heat the oven to 170°C/fan 150°C/gas 3 and line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Toss the parsnips with the chilli, coriander and maple syrup in a mixing bowl. Spread them over one of the trays, spray with oil and bake for 30–40 min.
  3. Meanwhile, arrange the sweet potato and beetroot in a single layer in the remaining tray. Spray with oil and scatter with the thyme sprigs. Add to the oven for the final 25 min of the parsnip cooking time and bake, turning once, until crisp. Turn off the oven but leave the veg inside with the door slightly ajar for a further 10 min, to crisp up.
  4. Meanwhile prepare the dips. Whiz all the chimichurri ingredients together in a blender until coarse. Mix all the tzatziki ingredients together in a small bowl.
  5. Arrange the parsnip chips and sweet potato and beetroot crisps in bowls on a serving platter, then serve straightaway with the dips.

Nutrition per serving

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115kcal 3.4g 4.3g 0.7g 3.9g 9.8g 0.2g 85mg 17g 1.3mg

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