How to Dehydrate Zucchini – Zucchini Chips

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Dehydrated zucchini chips - so simple and healthy and you can customize the flavor to suit your tastes.

I’ve sort of had a love/hate relationship with zucchini. We really never ate zucchini when I was growing up, and I’m pretty sure the first time I tasted it was when I was already married.

Zucchini, being a summer garden favorite in our small community at the time, was generously gifted between families every year, and, haha – one summer, the multitudes of zucchini did NOT agree with my pregnant appetite. I mean, I just couldn’t hardly stand to look at a zucchini. For about two years.

We’ve since moved, and zucchini has indeed been a beloved part of our garden yet again. I guess I got over the morning sickness association. ๐Ÿ™‚

One of my favorite ways to use up a nice, giant zucchini is to make dried zucchini chips. I love dehydrating, and zucchini chips are easy and there are practically endless flavor options. Let’s get started!

Dehydrated Zucchini Chips

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini, washed – you can definitely use more than 2!
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt (optional, and to taste)
  • pinch cayenne pepperir?t=itsaloloth 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B0019I2FP0 (optional, and to taste)
  • any other favorite seasonings you may want to try – the sky is the limit ๐Ÿ™‚

Equipment

Instructions

  1. You’ll be surprised how easy these zucchini chips are. Using a knife, mandolin slicer, or food processor, slice the zucchini into 1/4 inch slices – do not peel.
  2. If you are going to be seasoning the zucchini, then stir olive oil, seasonings, and zucchini in a bowl until well-coated.
  3. Arrange on mesh drying trays. If you have a temperature selection, dry at 130 degrees, otherwise, dry on low for 6 to 10 hours. That’s it!

Notes

  1.  You’ll know they’re done when there are no signs of moisture, and they feel crisp.
  2. Have fun experimenting with different spices and flavorings! Some suggestions are: garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, you could even use turmeric or go with a season salt like this oneir?t=itsaloloth 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B000EOMUB4. Yum!
  3. Also, you absolutely don’t have to season them if you don’t want to! You can enjoy their nice, neutral flavor in your favorite dip, hummus, you name it!

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Dehydrated zucchini chips are so simple and healthy, and you can completely customize the flavor to suit your tastes.

 

Enjoy!

Love,

Dandy

6 thoughts on “How to Dehydrate Zucchini – Zucchini Chips”

  1. Does anyone remember Lake Woebegone, Garrison Keillor’s mythical home town? He claimed that during certain months of the year residents didn’t dare leave their cars unlocked, because when they returned they were sure to find two pounds of zucchini in the front seat.

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