Dehydrating or drying foods is another method for food preservation-extending shelf-life up to 3 or more weeks. By doing this method, you don’t have to discard your zucchini after 7 to 10 days due to it decomposing. Also, by dehydrating your zucchini it will take up much less space due to it shrinking after being dried. Since summer squash is beneficial in preservation, it is beneficial to your health as well in many ways. Zucchini is a multivitamin, low in calories, contributes to healthy digestion, and is rich in antioxidants meaning it helps protect your body from damage by free radicals. Not only is zucchini delicious, but it is also great for your well-being. Adding dried spices such as basil, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, and dill is just a few flavorful ingredients to add to this appetizing vegetable. These zucchini chips make for a great snack and can be added to any food dish such as soups to rehydrate. A dehydrator is available through our rental equipment program.
  • Zucchini 
  • Kitchen knife 
  • Cutting board 
  • Spices of choice 
  • Medium-sized bowl 
  • Dehydrator 
  • Wash produce  
  • Cut zucchini ¼ inch thick leaving out the stem and blossom end 
  • With content in a bowl, add seasoning of choice and toss to evenly distribute spices 
  • Place produce on all racks of dehydrator 1 inch apart in all levels of the equipment 
  • Place lid on top and secure motor to start the process 
  • Set a timer for 24 hours to have dehydrated summer squash