I bought an Excalibur Dehydrator in January. Excalibur is known as one of the better models of dehydrators, so I felt like spending extra dollars on this purchase was warranted. I’m so glad I bought my dehydrator, and only wish that I’d spent the extra money to get a larger model.
With my dehydrator, I have made a healthy alternative to potato and corn chips. I’ve taken zucchini and sliced them very thin. I add a little salt & pepper to them and dehydrate them. They are pretty good by themselves. They satisfy my salty/crunchy cravings, but are great with salsa, too!
I’ve dehydrated green beans. While I haven’t cooked any yet, I feel sure that they’ll taste like old-fashioned shelly-beans. Dehydrated foods are such a space-saver, too! I put 10 quarts of beans on the dehydrator, and they shriveled down to 1 quart.
I’ve dehydrated zucchini chunks to put in soups and casseroles. I’ve dehydrated green onions that can be used in any number of ways.
I’ve sliced zucchini into grill-size pieces. I’ll rehydrate them, perhaps in a marinade, and will see how they rehydrate and if they are as good grilled as they are when fresh.
I found red, orange and yellow peppers on sale…yes, they were dehydrated, too!
I dehydrated a few green tomatoes. I’ve been trying to find a way to enjoy fried green tomatoes in the winter – maybe dehydrating them in the answer. I know that canning and freezing them doesn’t work out well, as they are way too soggy. I’ll let you know.
I can’t wait to try dehydrating potatoes, sweet potatoes and red tomatoes, which I plan to turn into tomato powder. Maybe some corn and jalapeno pepper, too!
Oh, such fun to experiment!