But vegetables are a beast that I cannot seem to tackle. I actually like the taste of most vegetables. I’m not the kid at the dinner table that tried to feed my peas to the dog (okay, maybe sometimes.) I actually do like them.
I just don’t seem to find myself drawn to them.
Cucumbers are part of the what I like to call “fruit disguised as a vegetable” family which means I’m somehow automatically put off of them. So I’ve been trying to find new ways to enjoy them.
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Which leads to these delicious dehydrated cucumber chips.
I had no idea how to make cucumber chips or any veggie chips for that matter, so I set out to learn. Not only did I find that they’re super easy to make, they’re also a great healthy chip replacement for dips + salsas!
Slice the cucumber between 1/8" and 1/4". Toss in a bowl with the vinegar and salt and mix until the cucumber slices are thoroughly coated.
For the Oven
If you're using your oven, spread the cucumber out on lightly greased parchment paper on a cookie sheet and bake at 170F for 3-4 hours or until crispy.
For the Dehydrator
If you're using your dehydrator, spread the cucumbers out on the racks and dry for 4-6 hours or until crispy. Dry time will vary depending on the humidity in your house.
Mix in other spices like pepper, cayenne, garlic, etc for different flavors. Be sure not to cut them too thin. I did that with a couple of mine and you can see that they didn't stay fully intact when they were done!
For this recipe, you can easily use an oven, but we love using our dehydrator. It’s more consistent and great for summer! Regardless of whether you make baked cucumber chips or dehydrated cucumber chips, these are sure to be a hit for the whole family!
One thing I love about the cucumber chips is that they’re easy to take with us on our outdoor adventures. They’re a healthy snack while we’re on the go and are super easy to toss in our bag to snack on.
I’m excited to try some other flavor combinations, too. Sea salt and vinegar, or garlic herb, or even cumin and chili powder for a spicier version.
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have you ever made dehydrated cucumber chips? what are your favorite flavor combinations that you would use to make these?