Healthy Snack: Homemade Microwave Carrot Chips

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Healthy Snack: Homemade Microwave Carrot Chips

My definition of a perfect movie/TV snack is a large bag of salty potato chips. Potato chips are so addictive that I keep on dipping my hands into the chip bag until it is empty and I’m still left craving for more. Indeed, the Pringles famous slogan about potato chips is correct - “once you pop, you can’t stop”. Luckily, there are ways to satisfy our cravings for salty snacks like store-bought potato chips and you won’t believe how easy it is to make it at home using just a common kitchen gadget – a microwave oven. I’m talking about making healthy crispy carrot chips in a microwave. Let’s dig into the recipe, shall we?


Olive oil
Salt and pepper (for seasoning)

  1. Peel the carrots and slice them as thinly as possible using either a knife or a mandolin. The thinner the slices, the crispier the chips will be and the cooking time will be faster.
  2. Drizzle some oil into the carrots and season with salt and pepper. Make sure that all carrot slices are evenly coated with oil and seasonings.
  3. Arrange the carrot slices in single layer on a microwavable plate. Don’t overcrowd the plate.
  4. Microwave at full power in 30 seconds interval until the carrot slices are dry, crispy and a little bit brown (not burnt). Depending on the power (watts) of the microwave and how thin the slices are, it will take approximately 2-4 minutes for the chips to cook.
  5. Serve while hot.
Arrange the carrot slices in single layer on a microwavable plate


It’s very important that you pay attention while cooking the carrot chips as they easily get burn. Also, since the carrot slices are uneven in sizes, some of the pieces will cook faster and must be removed from the microwave as soon as they have turned a little bit brown. Again, cooking time may vary depending on the power of your microwave oven so you may need to experiment the first time you do this recipe.

I love how the carrot chips had turned out, they’re sweet and salty in taste and crispy. The good thing about homemade chips is you can control the amount of salt that you put into it so it won’t be as salty as commercial chips.

This microwave veggie chips recipe is not limited to carrots. In fact, you can also follow the same recipe with potato, sweet potato, zucchini and eggplant. Just like store-bought potato chips come in variety of flavors, you can be creative with the seasonings you use in your homemade veggie chips. Some of the herbs and spices that you can use for seasonings are cinnamon, rosemary, thyme, cayenne pepper, curry powder, garlic powder, onion powder, flavored salts, among others. The veggie chips can be eaten as is and are also equally great when partnered with a dip (e.g. vinegar, yoghurt).

Have you tried making homemade veggie chips in a microwave? Which vegetables and seasonings have you used? Share it on the comment section below J

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