If you're looking for a delicious, intense flavour to add to your next snack or meal, you can't go past dehydrated vegetables!
The following recipes show you why Vegetables are so great to dehydrate! The intense flavour of dried vegetable slices, powders & flakes makes a great addition to many snacks & meals, from platters to soup, from stir-fries to pizzas! In addition to the many delicious ideas you can find for each of the vegetables in this section, we though we'd introduce to you a few of our other recipes that include Versatile Vegies.
CAPSICUM & CHICKEN
12 slices dried green capsicum, quartered
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp plain flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
Freshly ground black peper, to taste
Pinch of nutmeg
1 Tbsp butter extra
1 cup cold cooked chicken
2 Tbsp cream
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Barely cover capsicum slices with boiling water. Leave covered, for 30 minutes, drain & dry on a paper towel.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan. Add flour, stir until thick. Slowly add milk, salt, pepper & nutmeg. Stir until sauce has thickened.
Fry drained capsicum slices lightly in extra butter, add to the white sauce with the cooked chicken, cream & mustard.
Serve on a bed of rice & enjoy!
Recipe courtesy of Drying Food, by Ricky M Gribling.
4 cups sweet corn (fresh or frozen)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp tomato powder
Using your food processor, chop the corn until fine. Add your choice of seasonings to taste & process until combined.
Spread the mixture on a Solid Sheet in your Ezidri dehydrator about 1/2cm thick. Score diagonally from left to right, then across right to left into triangles.
Dehydrate at 55 deg C (Snackmaker - Medium) for 5 hours, or to desired texture.
Allow to cool before serving with dip or salsa & enjoy!
ROASTED RED CAPSICUM DIP
3/4 cup rehydrated red capsicum
2 chopped green onions
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 cup whipped cream cheese
Drain red capsicum & place under a grill for a few minutes until capsicums are slightly browned. Using your food processor, finely mince green onions. Add remaining ingredients & process to make a coarse puree. Chill.
Serve with a selection of fresh vegetables & enjoy!