A food dehydrator seems like something only raw foodies and extremely experimental eaters would find essential in their kitchens—especially at the $200 price tag some models tout. But when I learned of Excalibur’s 6-tray dehydrator, which retails for a modest $39.95, I was intrigued to learn more about the possibilities of dehydrating. It turns out, you can dehydrate pretty much anything, from meats to nuts to fresh produce. Fruits and veggies are a good entry point, and while they certainly can be enjoyed plain, I thought dressing them up with a touch of seasoning would make them a little more exciting. These sweet and savory barbecue zucchini chips make a perfect snack when you’re craving something crunchy. Plus, you’ll take in a serving of vegetables, zero fat, and almost no sodium with each handful.
Photo by Amanda Jedeikin
- 4 medium zucchini
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon coconut palm sugar
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Cut zucchini into 1/8-inch slices using a knife or mandolin and place slices in a single layer on dehydrator trays.
Mix spices together in a small bowl and sprinkle mixture over tops of zucchini slices. (This should be a light dusting to allow the sweetness of the zucchini to come through.)
Place in dehydrator and dry for seven hours or until crispy.
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