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Raw Sweet Potato “Fries” with Chipotle Mayo

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!



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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.

Raw Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo

Sweet Potato Fries

  • 3 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup nama shoyu
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  1. Slice sweet potatoes into fry shapes. These will dehydrate down quite a bit so I usually start with about 1/3 x 1/3.
  2. 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).
  3. Marinate over night.
  4. Drain, place on dehydrator screens, sprinkle with sea salt and dehydrate at 145 for 1/2 hour.
  5. 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 cup pine nuts (soaked)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juice from
  • 1/2 to 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup young coconut flesh
  • 3 teaspoons chipotle seasoning
  1. Place all ingredients in Vitamix and blend until very smooth.
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  1. Bob wrote on February 12, 2015

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

    • Susan wrote on February 12, 2015

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

  2. Frank M wrote on April 12, 2014

    How do you remove the starchy flavor?

  3. Stephanie Bric wrote on August 18, 2012

    where do I find coconut flesh

  4. Sarah wrote on July 25, 2012

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


    • Susan wrote on July 27, 2012

      A tablespoon. Cheers!

  5. Christi W wrote on June 13, 2012

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

  6. Marilyn C wrote on April 14, 2012

    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.

  7. Carol wrote on April 4, 2012

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

  8. ophelia wrote on March 20, 2012

    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 wrote on March 20, 2012

      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.

  9. mj wrote on February 5, 2012

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

    • LaShanna wrote on October 12, 2015

      I’m thinking the same thing. I wonder if jackfruit would work or coconut flakes.

  10. Maddie wrote on January 12, 2012

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


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