raw vegan squash chips

Squash Chips

Squash is the new potato.

I just came home to the most wonderful smell of squash chips in the dehydrator and realized, as much as I used to think I loved potato chips, they ain’t got nothing on my squash chips. I also am embarrassed that I was so confused about what to with all the squash and zucchini that I had accumulated from two weeks of CSA bags from my farmer Bob and new friends at Marshall’s Fenway Farm Stand yesterday, but it had been so long since I made these that I had totally forgotten about them!

They’re sooo easy (easier than kale chips and less messy) and really, really tasty.


  • As many zucchini and/or squash as you want
  • Cold-pressed olive oil
  • Victoria Gourmet’s Sicilian Spice


  • Slice zucchini/squash into thin circles without peeling – I love practicing my knife skills with my beloved ceramic knife but you could use a mandolin too
  • Place on a mesh dehydrator trays in single layers and lightly brush on a thin coating of oil with a pastry brush
  • Sprinkle the spice evenly over the zucchini/squash and dehydrate for 12-15 hours – drying time will vary with the thickness of the cut and the amount of oil (really don’t use too much!)  – you want them crispy.
  • Store in a brown paper bag in a dry place for as long as you can make them last… I’ve just eaten the better part of 2 zucchini in one sitting!

If you have another favorite spice, experiment! I also like Victoria’s Herbes de Provence :)


8 Comments on “raw vegan squash chips

  1. I tried this recipe – used cajun spice on some and garlic salt on a few – YUMMY!

    • I have an Excalibur 5 tray with both mesh and teflex sheets and love it! Bought a timer separately so I didn’t have to be home to turn it off but I think some models come with one built in. My only regret is not getting the 9 tray :)

  2. you’d use a 9 tray for yourself? I’m tossing up between the 5 tray or 9 tray and becase it’s just me I’m thinking 5 tray but then I think I can do teice as much if I get the 9 tray…dilemma!

    • When I’m in full raw mode, I would definitely use 9 trays and would probably look into selling some of my goodies too – people have asked me to and I would love to do it. It’s hard for me to provide advice fir you individual situation but suppose it depends how much room you have / cash to spend / commitment to dehydrated foods but for most things I find more is better :)

  3. Just purchased an Excalibur 9 tray :) for the extra $100 AUD I thought I’d just do it!

  4. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who has been doing a little homework on this.
    And he actually bought me lunch simply because I discovered it for him…
    lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending time to discuss this matter
    here on your blog.

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