Do you love homemade dehydrated pickle chips? If so, we have an excellent recipe for you that is perfect for making in your food dehydrator! It’s easy to make and delicious.
I love these pickle chips! They are so tasty, and I can have them anytime. I also know that these snacks are healthy because homemade dehydrated pickles are made with fresh vegetables, unlike the store-bought version, which is usually filled with preservatives, salt, and sugar. So give this recipe a try and see how much you love them too.
Can You Dehydrate Pickles?
Yes, you can dehydrate pickles! No one can resist the salty-sour flavor of pickles. You have a lot to choose from, too! They are great in popcorn, potatoes, or chips for an extra crunch and tangy taste. There’s no limit when it comes to what you might want to try with them next. Dehydrating is as easy as slicing up your favorite kind into pieces and placing it on dehydrator trays.
- Food dehydrator
- Mandoline or knife
How to Make Dehydrated Pickle Chips
Dehydrated pickle chips are an easy homemade recipe that anyone can make and is fun for the whole family. The best part about dehydrating your homemade snacks like this one is it’s all-natural! No harmful preservatives or chemicals are added to our food anymore; you decide what goes in each homemade snack you create yourself.
Pickles are a very versatile homemade snack to dehydrate, and you can even make homemade pickle juice. Once this homemade recipe is ready, the possibilities for use are endless – add it as your own homemade salad dressing or mix with other ingredients and whip up some homemade sour cream dip!
- First, you need to wash your pickles and drain them in a colander. Remove any excess water.
- To begin making dehydrated pickle chips at home, get out your mandoline slicer and cut your pickles into very thin slices. You can use homemade or store-bought whole dill pickle spears – just make sure you have a mandoline slicer to get the perfect slices every time!
- Place pickle slices evenly on each tray of your dehydrator and make sure the homemade snack is spread out in one layer with no overlapping pieces. This will help all slices dry perfectly at home!
- Dehydrate at 135° F for 8-10 hours. The drying process can vary depending on how thick the pickles are, your dehydrator type, and humidity levels.
- Once homemade dehydrated pickle chips are ready, let them cool before storing them in an airtight container or bag.
How to Condition Dehydrated Pickles
Fruit that has cooled after being dehydrated may be stored in plastic or glass jars for 7 to 10 days. After that, the excess moisture will absorb into dry pieces, so shake the container daily and check on condensation levels. If too much water is present, return dried fruit to a dehydrator until it’s dehydrated adequately before packaging up and storing again.
How to Store Dehydrated Pickles
When homemade dehydrated pickles are done, they should be stored in an airtight container for extended shelf life.
Dehydrated Pickle Powder Method
Once your pickle chips are dried, you can use a blender/coffee grinder for this method. Simply put the dried pickle chips in a blender and blend on high until you reach powder consistency.
Once done, store it in an airtight jar.
Benefits of Homemade Dehydrated Pickle Chips
• Easy to make
• Great for snacks or appetizers
• Healthy snack alternative
• Flavorful and crunchy
• This recipe can be made in just a few hours
What Can You Use Pickled Powder For?
You can use it in hummus, meat rubs, added flavor in chicken salad, and more.
I’ve been using my food dehydrator to make homemade pickle chips for a while now, and they are the perfect low-calorie snack. They’re crunchy without being too hard on your teeth, salty with just enough vinegar flavor, and not overly sweet like most store-bought alternatives. You can indeed buy these in stores, but it is so much cheaper to make them at home! Plus, there are neither additives or preservatives in this recipe, which makes me feel better about eating one of these chips. If you want some deliciousness made from scratch, then give this recipe a try – easy peasy!