Sweet Potato Chips and Guacamole


Swap regular chips for a healthier alternative with our homemade Sweet Potato Chips and Guacamole. Thinly sliced sweet potatoes are lightly coated with olive oil and baked until crispy, creating a crunchy, flavorful snack. Paired with creamy, zesty guacamole, this combination is not only fun to eat but also loaded with vitamins A and C, making it a nutritious choice for any occasion.

Sweet Potato Chips and Guacamole

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 cup of chips and 1/4 cup of guacamole

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 180
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Sodium: 150mg


For the Sweet Potato Chips:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika (optional)

For the Guacamole:

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Slice the Sweet Potatoes: Using a mandoline or a sharp knife, thinly slice the sweet potatoes into 1/8-inch thick rounds.
  3. Season the Slices: In a large bowl, toss the sweet potato slices with olive oil, sea salt, and paprika until evenly coated.
  4. Bake the Chips: Arrange the slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the edges are crisp and the centers are slightly browned. Watch closely to prevent burning.
  5. Cool the Chips: Remove from the oven and let the chips cool on the baking sheets. They will continue to crisp up as they cool.
  6. Prepare the Guacamole: While the chips are baking, prepare the guacamole. In a medium bowl, mash the avocados with a fork until smooth. Stir in the red onion, tomato, garlic, lime juice, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve: Serve the sweet potato chips with a side of fresh guacamole. Enjoy immediately.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Uniform Slices: Use a mandoline slicer to ensure even thickness, which helps the chips cook uniformly.
  • Avoid Overcrowding: Bake the sweet potato slices in a single layer without overlapping to ensure they become crispy.
  • Watch the Chips: Keep a close eye on the chips towards the end of baking to prevent burning.
  • Guacamole Variations: Add diced jalapeño for a spicy kick or a dash of cumin for extra flavor in the guacamole.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Q: Can I use other types of potatoes? A: Yes, you can use regular potatoes or even try beetroot or zucchini for a different twist.
  2. Q: How do I store leftover chips? A: Store any leftover sweet potato chips in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Re-crisp them in the oven if needed.
  3. Q: Can I make the guacamole ahead of time? A: Yes, you can prepare the guacamole a few hours in advance. Store it in the refrigerator with plastic wrap pressed directly onto the surface to prevent browning.
  4. Q: What else can I serve with sweet potato chips? A: Sweet potato chips pair well with other dips like salsa, hummus, or Greek yogurt dip.

Transform your snack time with our Sweet Potato Chips and Guacamole. This delicious and nutritious pairing is perfect for any occasion, offering a burst of flavors and a healthy dose of vitamins. Enjoy the satisfying crunch of the chips and the creamy goodness of the guacamole in every bite!