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Raw Nacho Cheese Zucchini Chips [Vegan]

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I think dehydrated chips have become my absolute favorite way to eat zucchini. And hubby no longer complains that we grew too much zucchini since he loves them too. I use a traditional rack type dehydrator, but if you don’t have one, you could also make these in your oven on the lowest heat setting. If you do use the oven, keep an eye on them as they will cook a bit faster at the higher heat. (And they won’t technically be “raw” but they’ll still be tasty and healthy!)

Raw Nacho Cheese Zucchini Chips [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan




  • 1/2 cups cashews (soaked for 30 minutes or more and drained)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tb chili powder (makes a mildly spicy sauce)
  • 1 tsp powdered/ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 cups sliced zucchini (approx)


  1. Slice raw zucchini about 1/8″ – 1/4″ thick and set aside.
  2. Soak cashews for at least 30 minutes, drain and add to food processor with “S” blade add all other ingredients and blend.  Add water slowly to make your sauce the desired thickness.  Thinner sauce will dry faster and not taste quite as strong. Thicker sauce will create very cheesy chips.
  3. In a large bowl, add some of the zucchini and some of the sauce – mixed in smaller amounts is easier.  Coat the zucchini with the sauce and place on dehydrator tray.  Do this until all the zucchini are coated and placed on the rack


You could also use this sauce for kale chips too.





After living many years gluten-free, and deciding to adopt the vegan lifestyle in 2011, Janie Gianotsos, at the pleading of her hungry hubby, decided to start writing down the “good” recipes so she could make them again.  Starting a blog to share this wonderful, energizing and compassionate way of eating just made sense. On Gluten Free Vegan, she shares her “good” recipes as well as tips and musings on living gluten-free and vegan.



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3 Years Ago

Sounds delicious! How long do you dehydrate these chips for; 1 hour, 6 hours, etc?


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