Savory Garlic Cumin Zucchini Chips

Having a case of the munchies? These savory zucchini chips are just what you should be grabbing for! They are spicy, full of savory flavor and are a great substitute to greasy, fatty, salty potato chips.  They take at most ten minutes to prepare, so they are a simple, easy snack to always have in the house.  Always having a few snacks to pull from in the house is so important.  In those moments when you are really having cravings for munchy foods and want something quick, they can be a real lifesaver.  Ready made healthy raw snacks keep you reaching for something else that you will only regret later.  I pack these zucchini chips in a little bag and bring them to work. I enjoy them so much I never feel like I’m missing out when I see others eating their junk food.

 

Zucchini Chips

 

I usually take one day out of the week, usually Sunday, and prepare all my snacks for the week to have on hand.  I like to fill my dehydrator with these zucchini chips, kale chips and anything else I am going to dehydrate and then I am set for the week.  After all if you are going to use two trays you mine as well use all nine trays and be efficient.

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These chips are gluten-free, salt-free and guilt-free.  So ditch the bag of greasy chips and throw a batch of these in the dehydrator.  Unlike potato chips you can have as many as you want and not have to worry about counting the calories!

 

Zucchini Chips

 

This recipe is inspired by Judita Wignall‘s book Going Raw. This is just one of many really great recipes found in her book. Thanks Judita!

 

Zucchini Chips

 

 

Zucchini Chips

 

Recipe:

2 medium zucchini

2 Tablespoons garlic powder

2 Tablespoons high-quality olive oil

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

1/2 lemon, juice of (about 2 Tbsp)

(optional) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1) Use a mandoline to slice zucchini chips very thin (the thicker cut the longer it takes to dehydrate so make sure to slice very thin) and toss into a small bowl.  2) In a medium size bowl combine all the rest of the ingredients and mix until becomes pasty.  3) Pour the zucchini’s into the bowl and mix thoroughly and gently with your hands making sure to coat each zucchini chip well.  4) Lay the zucchini chips on a mesh dehydrator tray and set the temperature at 105 degrees.  They’ll need at least 12 hours or until crispy.

Once removed them from the dehydrator store them in an airtight container in a cool dry place.  They’ll last two to three weeks, but the sooner consumed the better since it’s difficult to maintain their crispiness.

NOTE: If you don’t have a dehydrator you can cook them in the oven for around 15 minutes (or until crispy) on 325 degrees. Just make sure to keep an eye on them cause they can easily burn!

Enjoy guilt-free and share! 🙂

 

14 Comments

  1. Curtis on July 6, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Hi again Christine,
    I don’t have a dehydrator unfortunately. I take it I could probably just throw these in the oven if I wanted a quick snack too? Have to pick up the spices today 😛

    • Christine on July 6, 2013 at 9:24 am

      Hi Curtis!
      I have never done it so I don’t know the exact temp but you could def do it in your oven, either on a very low temp over several hours to keep them raw, or just bake them for about 15min on a higher temp, maybe around 300. Enjoy these chips they are my faves!

  2. Curtis on July 6, 2013 at 10:02 am

    I will thanks so much Christine!

  3. Kura Mitchell on October 2, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Tried these in the oven n they are delicimo 🙂 thanks for sharing

    • Christine on October 2, 2013 at 7:54 pm

      I’m so glad you liked them!

  4. donna on November 6, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Can’t stop eatings these once I start.

  5. luciano on March 5, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    do you have any pointers as how to store these? their crunchiness goes away really fast =(

    • Christine on March 6, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      Hi Luciano,
      I have had the same problem too, I just keep them in a airtight container in the fridge but if they really lose there crunchiness you can always pop them back in the dehydrator for a little bit. Hope that helps. 🙂

  6. ladynorwizzle on August 16, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I have had to rehydrate kale chips as they too lose their crunch. They tasted stale when I did. I would suggest small batches or large for a party if you know they will get eaten fast. I am curious why you would store them in the fridge though. Do they not absorb moisture faster in there than outside of the fridge? I have some kale chip sauce made up already, so I am going to try it on the chips And your recipe! Thanks!

    • Christine on August 19, 2014 at 12:33 pm

      You are absolutely right about them being stored in the fridge. I never thought about it much because they never last longer than a day or two around here, so refrigerating them over night has never been a problem. But, yea leaving them out in room temperature would probably much be better for texture. Thanks for pointing that out. Enjoy the kale chips, hope you love the recipe! Xo

  7. Beth Smith on July 6, 2015 at 10:01 am

    I just got a dehydrator so am very new at this, but I have tried two batches of zucchini chips and both batches were not crispy. Any suggestions on what I am doing wrong?

    • Christine on July 6, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      Hi Beth, that’s a great question! First off make sure to slice them very thin, the thicker they are the longer they take to get crispy. You can also try dehydrating them longer and just keep checking until they are to your liking it may be a few more hours needed. Also, when storing them make sure to keep them in a cool dry place because it’s difficult to maintain their crispiness. I hope that helps! Enjoy!

  8. Donna on September 22, 2015 at 10:57 am

    These look really good. I’ll have to try them.

    • Christine on September 29, 2015 at 6:35 am

      I hope you get a chance too, you’ll love ’em!

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