I was out with my girlfriend a few weeks ago and we ordered ahi tuna poke and it came with Taro Chips. They were delicious and nutritious so I went in search of this root to try to make some things on my own. Below is an explanation of its benefits. You can use in place of potatoes and they are whole30 compliant (within limits).
Taro root contains a very significant amount of dietary fiber and carbohydrates, as well as high levels of vitamin A, C, E, vitamin B6, and folate, as well as magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorous, potassium, manganese, and copper. The plant also provides some protein in your diet, but the amount is almost negligible.
I used my mandolin to make thin slices and lightly brushed extra virgin light olive oil on both sides and seasoned. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes turn over and bake another 10 minutes until they get crispy. You can do several trays at a time and store for later.
Then I got creative and thought maybe I could make a mini open faced sandwich or a bite sized taco with them. OMG yummy! Use any kind of meat or fish or veggies to fill.
Taro root sandwich
- one slice taro root
- chicken, cubed
- avocado slices
- drizzle honey on the top
- salt and pepper to taste
Taro Root Taco
- Taro root chip
- cubed chicken
- Sprinkle garlic powder, salt, pepper and nutritional yeast on chips after brushing with olive oil
- BBQ chips – brush on olive oil, sprinkle with chili powder, salt pepper and coconut palm sugar
Great snack alternatives or for lunch or dinner. Enjoy!
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