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How to Make Cucumber Chips with 3 Seasoning Options

  • 2 min read

Are you looking for something to do with all of those Summer cucumbers, besides make pickles? How about a healthy snack option that you can customize to suit your preference? Cucumber chips are a low-calorie, low-carb, keto-friendly alternative to potato chips and are easy to make either in a dehydrator or your oven.

Slicing cucumbers on a mandolin

The Process:

  • Wash and slice 2 medium cucumbers into about ⅛ inch thick slices. A mandolin slicer is the recommended tool for this job to ensure consistency in thickness so your cucumbers will dry/bake evenly
  • Lay out your slices on a paper towel in a single layer and pat dry with another paper towel. This will help remove excess moisture and ensure a crispy chip result.
  • Toss your cucumber slices in some olive oil and/or vinegar (see flavor variations for details)
  • Lay out the slices on your dehydrator trays in a single layer and sprinkle with your desired seasonings. If using an oven; line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out your cucumber slices then add seasoning.
  • Dehydrate at 135 degrees Fahrenheit for 4-6 hours (timing may vary depending on cucumber thickness). You can oven-bake at 175 degrees for 3-4 hours, checking often to make sure edges are not browned or getting burnt.
  • Store the cucumber chips in an airtight container so they do not lose their crispness

Seasoning Options:

We've offered just a few simple suggestions, but feel free to come up with your own combinations. Simply toss your cucumber chips in a little olive oil and sprinkle on whatever seasoning strikes your fancy!

Salt & Vinegar Cucumber Chips

  • Combine 1 teaspoon of olive oil with 2 tablespoons of your favorite vinegar (cider, white, and red wine vinegar are all good options)
  • Toss the cucumber slices in the oil and vinegar mixture
  • Spread slices in your dehydrator or on your cookie sheet and sprinkle with coarse sea salt or kosher salt before drying/baking
    Spices

Garlic Dill Cucumber Chips

Combine the following ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Toss the cucumber slices in the vinegar and spice mixture
  • Spread slices in your dehydrator or on your cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt before dehydrating/baking

BBQ Cucumber Chips

Combine the following ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of chili powder
  • Toss cucumber slices in some olive oil and spread in your dehydrator or on your cookie sheet and sprinkle with the seasoning mixture before dehydrating/baking

We offer a wide variety of cucumbers for your survival garden. Both our Muncher Cucumber Seeds and Beit Alpha Cucumber Seeds produce fruits that are excellent for slicing. If you’re short on growing space you can also try our Spacemaster Cucumber Seeds which have a short, compact vine suitable for growing in containers but produce full-size cucumbers.

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