September 11, 2012

Zucchini Chip Recipe


Jerome is a massive potato chip/crisp person and always craves them but I always say no because they are soooo bad for you. The other day he felt like something salty and crispy but the only thing I had in the fridge was zucchini. So I thought "Why not?" and cut them up thinly, threw on a few spices and dehydrated them in the oven. We couldn't believe how delicious they were. They were so crispy, salty and flavoursome and we could not stop eating them. Zucchini chippies will definitely be on my weekly snack list. My mums 41st birthday is in a month or so and I thought that these would be a yummy party treat/snack accompanying a yummy dip. Serve with our delicious spicy pumpkin hummus. I really hope that you enjoy these as much as we did. Check out the tips at the bottom of this page. Have fun! :)


serves 2


    1 zucchini (160g)
    1/4 teaspoon cumin
    1/4 teaspoon paprika
    1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon oil
    pinch salt

  1. Preheat oven to 110 degrees celcius (fan-forced) and apply baking paper to tray.
  2. Slice zucchini into circles as thinly as possible. (The thinner the zucchini slices, the more crispy the chippies will be.)
  3. Add all ingredients to a bowl and toss to evenly coat zucchini.
  4. Place zucchini in a single layer on the oven tray.
  5. Bake for approximately 1 hour or so until browned, crispy and completely dehydrated.
  6. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container or jar.

  • Slice the zucchini as thinly as you can. The thinner the zucchini, the more crispy the chippies will be!
  • The chippies will last for a couple of days or so if stored in an airtight container. However, I think that they taste best on the day that they are made.
  • The heat of the oven is low as we are trying to dehydrate the chippies without burning them.


The nutrition information above is an approximate guideline.

14 comments :

  1. Yum yum! These look delicious! They truly look like fat boy potato chips, which makes me want them even more! What's the delicious-looking dip in the picture? I hope you're having a great day Madison!

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    1. Hi Lauren! Thanks for the comment. Fat Boy Chips?? I have never heard of those... These zucchini chippies are pretty delicious hehe. The dip is my pumkin curried hummus. I will be putting up the recipe in the next couple of weeks. I have exams at the moment so I am trying to do as much as I can for Veggieful without failing my exams hehe :) I hope you have a great day too!!!

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  2. Great thinking! I wish I had seen this post a few weeks ago - my garden was overtaken with zucchini and I was making everything under the sun with it. I thought about doing chips but didn't get around to it. Now that I have your great how-to, I'll be ready for my crop next summer!

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    1. Hi Julia! Oh you are so lucky to have a garden to grow your own veggies. One day I hope to have one too. Thanks for the comment. You should definitely try them... They were so delicious :)

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  3. I look forward to seeing your pumpkin curried hummus and trying that with the zucchini chips!

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  4. Oooh yes, I love this idea and now I am craving chips! hehe. Nice work on making them healthy! I bet Jerome was smiling. :-)

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    1. Hi Bex! I love the idea too hehe. They were very delicious. It stopped Jerome's naughty cravings for an hour or so hehe :)

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  5. Why are they only good for a day? Is it the air that gets to them and makes them "stale"?

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    1. Hello! I will edit that and make it more clear. If stored in an airtight jar or container they should last for a couple of days but I think that they are best on the day they are made :)

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  6. I made these last night they were absolutely morish. I am going to blog about them on my new blog. I will let you know when I do. Charde x

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    1. Hi Charde! Oh I am so glad that you loved them :)

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  7. Here is my blog post. I am looking forward to making some more on the weekend: http://unpackingme.com/2013/12/06/chip-me/
    Please keep the amazing recipes coming. x

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