Prep 1 hr
Cook 8 hrs
My creation of Mrs. Dash's Seasonings. I have made up my own version of the above product and found how much I enjoyed using my dehydrator. This is also a great way to use up veggies if they should get 'soft spots', bumps, or bruises. My family loves it and it is healthy as well. Requires a dehydrator
- onion, sliced thinly into rings
- tomatoes, sliced thinly into rings
- green bell pepper, sliced thinly (strips)
- red bell pepper, sliced thinly (strips)
- orange bell peppers (strips) or yellow bell pepper, sliced thinly (strips)
- prepared garlic powder
- dried fresh lemon rind, prepared into tiny pieces (or zest)
- black pepper, coarse
- **You will need enough veggies for the tiers of the dehydrator.
- My dehydrator is a 5 stack and I will place 1 of each veggie per stack.
- IE: If 1 tier will hold 2 tomatoes, sliced, then I will add 2 tomatoes and move onto the 2nd tier.
- Prepare the dehydrator for use.
- Wash veggies and begin slicing them according to directions above.
- Place the bell peppers on the bottom 3 tiers, the onions on the next tier, and then finally the tomatoes.
- Turn on the dehydrator and let it operate according to directions.
- This process will take 8- 12 hours--depends upon how thin you have sliced the veggies.
- Once the veggies are dried, take each veggie of that is removable by hand.
- Place in bowl.
- If they will not come off, here is a tip that will help you.
- Make sure the dehydrator is cool.
- Gently remove the tiers and place a piece of plastic wrap at the bottom of the dehydrator (where the air comes out of).
- Place 1 tier back onto the dehydrator.
- Take a knife and gently scrape the veggies off.
- The flakes will fall onto the plastic.
- Repeat process until all veggie flakes are off the tiers.
- Place all veggie flakes into a plastic bowl.
- At this point, gently crush the seasonings to the size you wish.
- This is done by simply smashing the dried veggies w/ a back of a tablespoon.
- At this point, add the dried lemon rind/zest.
- Place seasonings into a little bottle.
- At this point, add the garlic powder and black pepper.
- Cap it and it is ready for use.
- **NOTE:You can add dried herbs to this mixture as well---depending upon your tastes.
- IE: Dried Basil, etc.
- **Remember--dried veggies will yield a lesser amount of finished product.
- It is recommended you start several days in advanced and using 1 veggie at a time until all veggies are dry to make a large batch.
- **NOTE2: Make sure the veggies are COMPLETELY DRY--other wise they will mold and spoil.