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Cucumber Chips Recipe

Perfectly done, super crispy Baked Cucumber Chips Recipe that is not only low in calories but extra nutritious and guilt-free. This Keto Chips variation made with dehydrated cucumbers and so many options for flavoring will be your go-to snack that is fully low carb, gluten-free, grain-free, and perfect for people with diabetes

Baked Chips inside a stone bowl.
Cucumber Chips Recipe

Keto Chips

Having your kitchen filled with some snack variations that fits into your lifestyle is a great idea that will prevent you from eating the wrong food. The instant carving you sometimes get, which makes you run into the kitchen and grab the first thing you see, is typical. 

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Having a stack of keto snacks always there helps dearly. Apart from various Cheese Chips that last for a long time, to fresh veggies, fruit roll-ups, or fat bombs, you should have them all.

Vegetable chips   

There comes the time when you also need to watch your calories, and in this case, vegetables are the way to go. 

Fresh Veggies? Perfect. Eat as many as you can. Until you can not anymore and start craving something crunchy but still guilt-free and with the least calories. And there comes our vegetable chips. 

Baked Chips

Our Super popular dehydrated Zucchini Chips with additional smoked paprika zucchini chips flavor or broccoli chips are perfect. 

But nothing beats the baked cucumber chips I am about to show you. A perfect replacement for Lays Chips.

Cucumber Chips

Having lots of cucumbers at home is, from time to time, an issue. Apart from making salads, perfect naruto rolls, or pickles from them, we always try to find recipes where we can use as many cucumbers as possible. 

And there comes the best way to use them and preserve them all. Making extra crispy, baked, dehydrated cucumbers, aka dehydrated cucumber chips. 

What are cucumber chips?

Cucumber Chips are chips made from cucumbers you dry. Whether you make baked cucumbers in the oven, using an Air Fryer, sun drying them, or decide to go with dehydrating cucumbers, the choice is yours. 

Flavoring them simply with only salt, vinegar, or any of our suggestions mentioned below, they will be one of the best guilt-free keto snacks. 

You always get a perfect cucumber snack just with a bit different texture or crunch to the bite. 

Are Cucumber Chips good?

Cucumber chips are not only good but a perfect idea for the whole family. Those extra nutritions and low in calories chips are a great addition to a healthy lifestyle.

How many Calories are in Cucumber Chips?

The best part of making Homemade Cucumber Chips is their content.

As one long cucumber gets you only 30 grams of calories, with a whole cup of dehydrated Cucumbers, you only get a perfect 12 grams of calories.

Dehydrated cucumbers on a big plate.
Baked Cucumber Chips

How many Carbohydrates are in Cucumber Chips?

The Carbohydrate intake of those excellent Keto chips gets even better. 

One portion, a whole cup filled with cucumber chips, gets you only 2 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of fiber, bringing this to a total of 1 gram of net carbs. 

Ways to dry Cucumbers

There are various ways you can dry cucumbers. 

  1. Dehydrated Cucumbers – simply dehydrate your cucumber slices for a few hours in a dehydrator.
  2. Air Fryer Cucumbers – quick way to get crispy and crunchy cucumber chips on the table. 
  3. Sun Drying Cucumbers – perfect for preserving your cucumber produce. 
  4. Oven Baked Cucumbers – slowly bake your cucumbers on low heat in your oven. 

Dehydrated Cucumbers

Today we will learn how to best dehydrate your cucumbers for perfect cucumber chips using various flavors. 

Why dehydrator?

I have chosen to use a dehydrator because a dehydrator is actually an oven, just baked at a low temperature.

A significant advantage of using a dehydrator is the simplicity of switching the gadget on and forgetting it. 

You don’t have to be afraid of burning your chips if set correctly. You do not have to be regularly checking. 

Simply set your timings, switch the dehydrator on in the morning, and you can enjoy the best, crunchiest, and crispiest ever cucumber chips everyone loves by the evening. 

Cucumber Chips Recipe slices on a dehydrator tray.
Dehydrated Cucumber Chips

Baked Cucumber Chips Flavors:

Even though Baked cucumber chips with salt & vinegar flavor are one of the most popular, you can experiment with so many additional cucumber chip flavor options such as:

  • BBQ
  • Everything Bagels Seasoning
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Salt and Vinegar
  • Salt, Oil, and Sesame seeds
  • Ranch
  • Sour Cream
  • Southwest Chipotle
  • Sriracha Salt
  • Tajin
  • Salsa
  • Apple Cider Vinegar with Dill
  • Whey
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Oil and Dry Herbs
  • Cheese

What can you use oven-baked cucumber chips for?

Apart from enjoying those cucumber chips on their own or with your drinks as a snack, you can:

  • Add them into your morning Cucumber refreshing water
  • Crunch them into powder to use for soups
  • Add into various dips or spreads 

Baked Cucumber Chips Recipe

Let us get directly into making those perfect baked cucumber chips for you and your loved ones.

How To Make Cucumber Chips

Kitchen Gadgets needed:

Ingredients Needed To Make Homemade Cucumber Chips:

  • Long Cucumbers
  • Salt

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING DEHYDRATOR-BAKED CUCUMBER CHIPS  

First Step: Prepare Ingredients

Prepare your cucumbers and salt. It is best to pick cucumbers of the same size for the dehydration to be equal. It is also great to get cucumbers as fresh as possible to get the best and the most nutrition. 

Dehydrated cucumber ingredients needed.
Baked Cucumber

Second Step: Slice Cucumbers

Using a meat slicer, mandolin, knife, or vegetable peeler, slice your cucumbers into approximately half a centimeter or quarter of an inch thickness. 

If too thin, they will become paper thin after drying, and if you cut them too thick, they will take a few days to dehydrate, and you might not get that crispiness we are all striving for. 

Dehydrated Cucumbers slicing a cucumber.
Dehydrated cucumber

Third Step: Layer slices

Layer all of the slices one by one on dehydrator racks, ensuring the slices are not overlapping. Depending on how many trays your dehydrator has or how many cucumbers you plan to dry, finish all the layerings. 

Dehydrating Cucumbers placing slices onto a dehydrator tray.
Dehydrated Cucumbers

Fourth Step: Flavor

Slightly salt the layered slices and let them rest for 10 to 15 minutes. This will help your cucumbers get additional moisture out as well. 

Do not add too much salt, as the salt flavor intensifies after dehydration. 

Drying Cucumbers adding salt on the slices.
Dehydrating Cucumbers

Fifth Step: Tap to dry

Using a kitchen towel, lightly tapping your slices, soaks up all of the moisture your cucumber slices have produced. Keep drying them until your towels do not soak up the moisture anymore.

At this stage, you can add extra flavoring as per your choice or pick one of my suggestions in the article above. 

Dehydrated Cucumber Chips towel drying slices.
Drying Cucumbers

Sixth Step: Cover and Dehydrate 

Place your dehydrator trays onto the dehydrator machine, cover with the lid, and set on the lowest temperature, in my case 70 celsius or 160 Fahrenheit, for approximately 5 to 7 hours, depending on the thickness of your slices. 

During the dehydration process, it would be great if you could swap the trays every 2 hours for all of the chips to dry equally. 

Baked Cucumber settings.
Cucumber Chips

Tips and Tricks:

  • Salt – use sparingly as once cucumbers dry, the salty flavor amplifies
  • Oven Baked Chips – follow the same steps with a heated oven at 150C or 300 Fahrenheit and bake on a parchment paper-covered baking sheet for approximately 3 to 4 hours. 
  • Thickness – do not cut your cucumber too thin to avoid paper-thin pieces. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BAKED CUCUMBER CHIPS

Substitute for Cucumbers

Instead of cucumbers, you can substitute the same way and make perfect Zucchini Chips or use celery, jicama, radishes, kohlrabi, parsnips, or daikon. 

What to serve with Cucumber Chips?

Although cucumber chips are great on their own, they are a perfect addition to use with:

Baked Cucumber Chips in a bowl.
Cucumber Chips Recipe

How do you get the water out of a cucumber?

The best way to get water out of your cucumbers is to sprinkle them with salt once sliced and, after approximately ten to fifteen minutes, soak up the moisture with your kitchen towel. 

This will shorten your dehydrating process significantly. 

How long does it take to dehydrate cucumbers?

Depending on the thickness of your cucumber slices, it should take approximately five to seven hours to dehydrate your cucumbers to a crispy texture. 

How do you store cucumber chips?

Placed in the glass container and properly sealed to avoid getting moisture in, those cucumber chips are great to be stored in your fridge or on a kitchen counter. 

How Long Do Cucumber Chips Last?

As no additional preservatives are added, I suggest using your homemade cucumber chips within 2 to three days. 

What do I do if I have leftover cucumbers?

If you still have some leftover cucumbers, look at making naruto rolls or fermented dill pickles

Can you freeze Cucumber Chips?

I would not suggest freezing your cucumber chips because whatever best way you seal them, they will retain the moisture back and become really soggy. 

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Cucumber Chips in a white bowl.
Baked Chips

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Yield: 5 Cups

Cucumber Chips Recipe

Baked Chips inside a stone bowl.

Perfectly done, super crispy Baked Cucumber Chips Recipe that is not only low in calories but extra nutritious and guilt-free. This Keto Chips variation made with dehydrated cucumbers and so many options for flavoring will be your go-to snack that is fully low carb, gluten-free, grain-free, and perfect for people with diabetes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Long (600 grams) Cucumbers
  • 2 teaspoons Salt

Instructions

  1. Prepare your cucumbers and salt. It is best to pick cucumbers of the same size for the dehydration to be equal.
  2. Using a meat slicer, mandolin, knife, or vegetable peeler, slice your cucumbers into approximately half a centimeter or quarter of an inch thickness. 
  3. Layer all of the slices one by one on dehydrator racks, ensuring the slices are not overlapping.
  4. Slightly salt the layered slices and let them rest for 10 to 15 minutes. This will help your cucumbers get additional moisture out as well.
  5. Using a kitchen towel, lightly tapping your slices, soaks up all of the moisture your cucumber slices have produced. Keep drying them until your towels do not soak up the moisture anymore.
  6. Place your dehydrator trays onto the dehydrator machine, cover with the lid, and set on the lowest temperature, in my case 70 celsius or 160 Fahrenheit, for approximately 5 to 7 hours, depending on the thickness of your slices.

Notes

  • Salt - use sparingly as once cucumbers dry, the salty flavor amplifies
  • Oven Baked Chips - follow the same steps with a heated oven at 150C or 300 Fahrenheit and bake on a parchment paper-covered baking sheet for approximately 3 to 4 hours. 
  • Thickness - do not cut your cucumber too thin to avoid paper-thin pieces. 

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Nutrition Information

Yield

5

Serving Size

1 Cup

Amount Per Serving Calories 12Total Fat 0gCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gProtein 0g

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