Zucchini Chips: Recipe for Food Dehydrator

What You'll Need

  • mandoline slicer or good kitchen knife
  • food dehydrator
  • air tight jar for storage
  • 2-3 6" zucchini
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 1 TSP each dried paprika, salt and chipotle powder or 1 TBLS lemon pepper

Oh, zucchini. You're such a giver. You give, and give, and give...zucchini.
Sometimes it's too much. How can we ever repay you? How can we ever eat all of you?

And then we remember. Zucchini Chips

Squash chip recipe

Makes 2 cups finished chips


1) Clean and slice squash

Select slender, immature zucchini, before the seeds mature. Wash the squash, and remove the blossom and stem ends.  Using a mandoline, slice into thin slices. about 1/8' thick.

Thinly sliced zucchini

2) Season Chips

Season the slices as desired. We like to soak them in a simple soy sauce marinade for a few minutes, or sprinkle them with paprika, salt, and chipotle powder. Or go with a more herbal flavor, and use lemon pepper.

zucchini chips in food dehydrator

3) Place on dehydrator trays and dehydrate

In a dehydrator, spread the raw slices over trays. Dehydrate at 120°F until the zucchini are as crispy as potato chips, about 12-18 hours. Turn slices and rotate the trays once during drying time.

zucchini chips

dehydrate zucchini for chips4) Let cool, enjoy or store for later

When the chips are done, eat them! They're fab with a hummus dip, or a dairy-based onion dip. You can also sprinkle and crumble them over salads before serving. Alternatively, soak them in water to rehydrate for up to 2 hours (once zucchini season is past us). Drain and cook the slices with onions and butter, and add them to casseroles or other baked dishes.
zucchini chips and dip

These chips will keep well stored in small, airtight jars for up to one year. Make sure to let the chips cool before placing them in jars.

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