To make dehydrated broccoli chips, start by blanching broccoli in hot water. Allow the broccoli to air dry at room temperature, then cut them into small, even pieces. Arrange the sliced broccoli on dehydrator sheets in single layers. Dehydrate broccoli at 130°F for about 12 hours or until crisp.
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Are Dehydrated Broccoli Chips Healthy?
Dried broccoli is a fiber-rich food that supports proper digestion and is low in calories and fat.
Dehydrated broccoli is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium. It also contains antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, and protein.
It is a healthy snack on its own or can be added to a dried vegetable mix alongside dehydrated sweet potatoes, kale chips, and dried zucchini slices. It can also be used as a healthy plant-based textural topping for salads and stews.Print
Seasoning and Dip Ideas for Broccoli Chips
Broccoli chips are a blank canvas for flavor – check out these tasty options:
- Cajun Seasoning:Toss those broccoli chips in this spicy mix of cayenne, paprika, red pepper, and garlic when you’re craving something spicy!
- Cheesy Hawaiian Dip: Ready for a taste of the islands? This tropical dip is perfect for crispy broccoli chips!
- Hot Broccoli Dip: Serve this hearty dip with dehydrated broccoli bites for a delicious, gluten-free appetizer!
- Salt & Vinegar Chips: Substitute kale chips for broccoli chips and toss them with vinegar and Kosher salt. Choose either apple cider vinegar or malt vinegar for a traditional flavor.
- Sesame Chips: Simply sprinkle broccoli chips with lemon, olive oil, and toasted sesame seeds. This kale recipe can be used to bring out the earthy flavor of broccoli chips.
Why Blanch Broccoli Before Dehydrating It?
Blanching broccoli enhances its color and flavor while speeding up the drying process. It also reduces the time required to rehydrate and helps to prevent the growth of potentially harmful bacteria.
Can You Make Dehydrated Broccoli Chips from Frozen Broccoli?
Yes, you can make dehydrated broccoli chips from frozen broccoli. Simply thaw your frozen broccoli and slice it into small, evenly-sized pieces. Pat the broccoli to dry it with kitchen towels before blanching and dehydrating it.
How to Store Dehydrated Broccoli Chips
Store dehydrated broccoli chips in a labeled, airtight container in a cool, dry place.
With proper storage, dehydrated broccoli chips can last up to 2 years, but the texture and quality will start degrading after one year at room temperature. To extend its shelf life, use vacuum-sealing bags and store the bags in the freezer.