Need a savory snack to satisfy your afternoon sweet tooth? You've gotta try these dehydrator green bean crisps. So so easy and so addicting. I am hooked on dehydrator foods lately. You need to check out our Raspberry Peach Fruit Leather? Or our Apple Chips? My kids go crazy over them!!
USING A DEHYDRATOR
I hate to admit it, but my dehydrator sat in the box for nearly a year before I used it. I was really intimidated and by it. But once I tried a few things out I was hooked. I love the preservative free snacks that my kids devour. It feels so much better to give my kids snacks made at home than something from a package.
I bought my green beans already trimmed in a big bag from Costco. I rinsed them with some cool water and added a tiny sprinkle of salt and I transferred them to my dehydrator, but a baking sheet lined with parchment and a low temp oven will do the trick too!
The green beans take about 6 hours to dry and then tossed with a tiny bit of olive oil. So so yummy. And healthy. Not one ounce of guilt for indulging in a bowl of these in the afternoon. They are the perfect replacement for a cracker or chip.
Next I'm going to try homemade jerky, or maybe homemade poupurie. I've even done really thinly sliced citrus and I love them! I leave the peel on and they are tart and sweet and crunchy - definitely a fav. If you find your dehydrator intimidating, I really encourage you to give it a whirl.
Green Bean Crisps
- 2 pounds fresh green beans washed and trimmed
- pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- Toss beans with salt and transfer to dehydrator trays. Or spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Dry for 5-6 hours. If using an oven, set to lowest temp and prop open with a wooden spoon to increase air flow. Bake for 2-4 hours.
- When dry, toss with olive oil and store in an airtight container.