Raw Sweet Potato “Fries” w/ Chipotle Mayo

by Susan on July 6, 2009

Sweet Potato Fries

Eating a raw food diet doesn’t mean giving up some of your favorite foods. I used to love to order sweet potato fries with chipotle mayo. But my body did not love eating them! I felt heavy, bloated and like I had been sedated! The deep frying plus all the saturated fat in the mayo completely obliterated any healthy benefits that the sweet potatoes were offering.  The potatoes offered in this raw food recipe are a little more chewy than crispy but great! And the “mayo” is even better than the original unhealthy version!

Sweet Potatoes are a nutritional power house. High in vitamin A and vitamin c, they are also loaded with fiber. They are excellent immunity builders and also help balance blood sugars. Adding these wonderful tubers to your diet provide a great healthy way to snack.

Sweet Potato Fries

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 C Nama Shoyu
  • 1/2 C Olive Oil
  • Slice sweet potatoes into fry shapes. These will dehydrate down quite a bit so I usually start with about 1/3 x 1/3. Mix together Nama Shoyu and olive oil. Pour into a large zip lock bag and add sweet potatoes. (you can also use any type container, just make sure that the potato slices are covered). Marinate over night. Drain, place on dehydrator screens, sprinkle with sea salt and dehydrate at 145 for 1/2 hour. Reduce temp to 115 and dehydrate until desired dryness is achieved. You will want to check them after about 4 hours. Some people like them very dry, I tend to like them less dehydrated.

Chipotle “Mayo”

  • 1 C Pine nuts (soaked)
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 to 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 C Filtered Water
  • 1/2 C young coconut flesh
  • 3 t. Chipotle Seasoning

Place all ingredients in Vitamix and blend until very smooth.

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Maddie January 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm

These were addicting! I made my sweet potatoes into chips instead though because I like a crunch.


mj February 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Can you substitute the fresh young coconut meat for something else?


ophelia March 20, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Hi, I am new to dehydrating and may I know why we need to soak the sweet potato in the mixture with oil? Also, is it a must to use oil in order to make a crispy vegetables chips (e.g. carrot, potato, etc.) ?
Thank you so much!


Susan March 20, 2012 at 7:41 pm

You don’t have to use oil. It is a marinade used to introduce more flavor. Please note that the final texture is not the same as fried, since we are not using oil and high heat.


Carol April 4, 2012 at 3:29 pm

when you say “chipotle seasoning”, do you mean chipotle powder (simply ground chipotle)? Thanks.


Marilyn C April 14, 2012 at 10:08 am

Susan, Thank you so much for the wonderful & creative recipes and the AWESOME photography! Can you suggest anything in place of the young coconut? I was wondering about avocado? I don’t have very ready accessability to young coconuts and have never had good luck with them.


Christi W June 13, 2012 at 11:41 pm

Is it possible to print a recipe from your site? Im new here and can’t wait to try them! Thanks.


Sarah July 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Hi, can you please tell me what measurement ‘T’ is? I’m from England!



Susan July 27, 2012 at 9:36 am

A tablespoon. Cheers!


Stephanie Bric August 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm

where do I find coconut flesh


Frank M April 12, 2014 at 5:52 am

How do you remove the starchy flavor?


Bob February 12, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Have you ever tried cooking them an airfryer? Very good/hard to beat


Susan February 12, 2015 at 7:08 pm

But I think that an air fryer cooks at much higher temps, thus not raw. Cheers!


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