Sometimes simple snacks just hit the spot. These tasty little zucchini shoe-string “fries” fit the simple and satisfying bill!
Zucchini is inexpensive and plentiful especially during it’s growing season. We tend to take it for granted, or struggle to get rid of it if it is growing in our garden! As prolific and under-rated as it is, zucchini is actually very healthy! Zucchini is an excellent source of manganese and vitamin C. It’s antioxidant properties are great. It contains the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin which protect our eyes. It’s antioxidants are quite stable. It contains nutrients that help stabilize blood sugar, are anti-inflammatory, and fight cancer.
The nutrients are in the skin as well as the flesh so you want to eat both. And as always, if you are eating something with skin on, organic is the way to go. A great addition for dipping would be the Chipotle Mayo. You can find that recipe here: Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo
For those of you who are going to ask, I am sure these can probably be made in the oven. But since this is a raw recipe, I have not tried them in the oven and can’t advise you as to cooking time or temp.
Rawmazing Raw Zucchini Match-Stick “Fries”
- 2 medium zucchini (these work best with small to medium zucchini)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil*
- pinch Himalayan salt and pepper
1. Slice zucchini in to match stick size strips. See photo above.
2. Toss with oil, salt and pepper.
3. Dehydrate at 145 for 1 hour, (yes, it’s still raw**) reduce heat and dehydrate at 115 for 10 to 12 more hours or until dry.
*Go easy on the oil, a little goes a very long way in this recipe.
**It stays raw because the food temperature never goes over 115 in that first hour.