I’ve talked a lot about preserving cucumbers- you can make pickles, jelly, muffins….but you can also make some pretty crunchy and tasty cucumber chips too!

They are simple to make and stay fresh in an air tight container long after the summer harvest has gone. Here’s what you need to make your own cucumber chips- plus quick recipes for 5 different flavor options for your chips!

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How to Make Cucumber Chips

 

Dehydrating cucumbers into crunchy cucumber chips is a great way to preserve your summer harvest of cucumbers. You can make BBQ chips, ranch chips, other flavors of your choice. All you need is a dehydrator!

 

If you’ve got cucumbers and a dehydrator you can make cucumber chips (in a pinch you can use your oven, but watch them closely as the cucumber tend to burn easily!)

Making cucumber chips is super easy- and the prep takes hardly any time at all.

 

Here’s what you do:

Step 1: Slice the cucumbers nice and thin. I use a mandolin slicer on the thinnest setting to get uniform slices.

Step 2: Toss the cucumber slices in 1-2 tsp of oil OR vinegar

Step 3: Place the slices on your dehydrator trays- close but not touching.

 

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preserve cucumber by making dehydrated cucumber chips- includes 5 different flavoring options!

 

Step 4: Sprinkle with spices or flavorings- see below for 5 flavor options!

Step 5: Turn on the dehydrator to 135*F and set for about 4-6 hours or until completely dry and crisp.

Store the cucumber chips in an air tight container so that they retain their crispness.

 

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5 Cucumber Chip Flavor Options!

 

Preserve cucumbers by making dehydrated cucumber chips- a great way to preserve your summer harvest!

 

BBQ Cucumber Chips

In a small bowl combine the following:

1 T paprika

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp onion powder

dash chili powder

2 tsp sugar

Sprinkle over cucumber slices before dehydrating.

 

Salt and Vinegar Cucumber Chips

Toss your cucumber slices in 2 tsp olive oil and 2 T vinegar (white, cider, white balsamic)

Place in the dehydrator and sprinkle with coarse sea salt before dehydrating

 

Salt and Pepper Cucumber Chips

Toss the cucumber slices in 2 tsp of olive oil.

Sprinkle freshly ground pepper and sea salt over the slices before dehydrating.


Ranch Cucumber Chips

In a small bowl combine the following:

1 T buttermilk powder

1 tsp dried parsley

1 tsp dried chives

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp dried dill

dash of salt and pepper

Sprinkle over slices before dehydrating.

*Alternately sprinkle prepackaged Ranch seasoning mix on the cucumber slices.

 

Sour Cream and Onion Cucumber Chips

In a small bowl combine the following:

1 T buttermilk powder or dry milk powder

2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp dill

1/2 tsp dried parsley

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp sugar

Toss your cucumber slices in oil and sprinkle with this mixture before dehydrating.

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Dehydrated Cucumber Chips- with 5 Flavor Options!

Dehydrated Cucumber Chips- with 5 Flavor Options!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Homemade dehydrated cucumber chips with 5 different flavor options

Ingredients

  • Sliced Cucumbers
  • Olive Oil
  • Variety of spices (listed below)
  • Dehydrator

Instructions

  1. Slice the cucumbers nice and thin. I use a mandolin slicer on the thinnest setting to get uniform slices.
  2. Toss the cucumber slices in 1-2 tsp of oil OR vinegar
  3. Place the slices on your dehydrator trays- close but not touching.
  4. Sprinkle with spices or flavorings- see below for 5 flavor options!
  5. Turn on the dehydrator to 135*F and set for about 4-6 hours or until completely dry and crisp.
  6. Store the cucumber chips in an air tight container so that they retain their crispness.

Notes

BBQ Cucumber Chips: In a small bowl combine the following: 1 T paprika, 2 tsp garlic powder, 2 tsp onion powder, dash chili powder, 2 tsp sugar. Sprinkle over cucumber slices before dehydrating.

Salt and Vinegar Cucumber Chips: Toss your cucumber slices in 2 tsp olive oil and 2 T vinegar (white, cider, white balsamic). Place in the dehydrator and sprinkle with coarse sea salt before dehydrating

Salt and Pepper Cucumber Chips: Toss the cucumber slices in 2 tsp of olive oil. Sprinkle freshly ground pepper and sea salt over the slices before dehydrating.

Ranch Cucumber Chips: In a small bowl combine the following- 1 T buttermilk powder, 1 tsp dried parsley, 1 tsp dried chives, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp dried dill, dash of salt and pepper. Sprinkle over slices before dehydrating. *Alternately sprinkle prepackaged Ranch seasoning mix on the cucumber slices.

Sour Cream and Onion Cucumber Chips: In a small bowl combine the following- 1 T buttermilk powder or dry milk powder, 2 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp dill, 1/2 tsp dried parsley, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tsp sugar. Toss your cucumber slices in oil and sprinkle with this mixture before dehydrating.

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