Do you have extra zucchini or summer squash?
Dehydrating foods like zucchini either in chips or pieces is a great way to preserve them. Dried zucchini, diced or chips!
How to Dehydrate Zucchini Chips
First find some extra zucchini or squash. I used both zucchini and yellow crookneck squash.
Slice the squash into very thin slices. About 1/8 inch is great. The more even your slices are, the more evenly they will dry. Using a mandolin slicer makes the job quick and easy.
Lay the slices in a single layer on your dehydrator trays. Sprinkle with seasoning of your choice. I used season salt.
You’ll have to experiment with how much to use. I found out that a little season salt goes a long way.
Dry at 125 degrees until dry and crispy. Check every so often and remove slices that have finished drying earlier than the others.
Store in an airtight container.
Great for a quick healthy snacks.
How to Dehydrate Diced Zucchini
If your squash has overgrown and has a very large seedy center you may want to remove it. Just use a spoon and scoop it out.
Not that we ever leave our zucchini too long so it gets overgrown now, do we?
Next, cut each zucchini or squash into lengths. Then cross cut the lengths into diced pieces. The more evenly you can get the sizes, the better.
Blanch for 3 minutes.
Spread on dehydrator trays and dry at 135 for 5 to 10 hours. Actual time will depend on how small you diced your zucchini, how full you packed your dehydrator, and even humidity can impact the time.
Zucchini and squash is done when it is crispy dry.
- Zucchini/summer squash
- Seasonings (optional)
- Sharp knife or mandolin slicer
- Airtight container
- Slice squash into very thin slices (1/8”).
- Lay slices in a single layer on dehydrator trays.
- Sprinkle with seasoned salt.
- Dry at 125 degrees until dry and crispy, removing slices that dry earlier than others.
- Scoop out centers of zucchini.
- Cut each zucchini into lengths, and then into evenly diced pieces.
- Blanch for 3 minutes.
- Spread on dehydrator trays and dry at 135 until crispy and dry, 5-10 hours.
- Store in an airtight container.
Last Updated: 6/9/2021
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Page last updated: 6/9/2021