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Raw Shoe-String Zucchini Fries

Sometimes simple snacks just hit the spot. These tasty little raw shoe-string zucchini fries fit the simple and satisfying bill! They are so crisp and delicious you won’t believe these are raw and made in a dehydrator.



Zucchini is inexpensive and plentiful especially during it’s growing season. We tend to take it for granted, or struggle to get rid of it if it is growing in our garden! As prolific and under-rated as it is, zucchini is actually very healthy! Zucchini is an excellent source of manganese and vitamin C. It’s antioxidant properties are great. It contains the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin which protect our eyes. It’s antioxidants are quite stable. It contains nutrients that help stabilize blood sugar, are anti-inflammatory, and fight cancer.



The nutrients are in the skin as well as the flesh so you want to eat both. And as always, if you are eating something with skin on, organic is the way to go. A great addition for dipping would be the Chipotle Mayo. You can find that recipe here: Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayo

For those of you who are going to ask, I am sure these can probably be made in the oven. But since this is a raw recipe, I have not tried them in the oven and can’t advise you as to cooking time or temp.


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  1. LizAshlee wrote on April 19, 2012

    Awesome idea..thanks for sharing!

  2. Becky @ Pure Vitality wrote on April 17, 2012

    I am a zucchini lover and even found a way to make raw manicotti using zucchini to roll my other ingredients up in. This will be a favorite, I can already tell. Thanks for posting

  3. Linda wrote on April 13, 2012

    As always, thank you so very much for your amazingly creative ideas! I can’t wait to make these and have always avoided anything but young Thai coconuts because I was afraid I couldn’t get it open! Fresh coconut flour – Yummmm!

  4. Pat Manning wrote on April 13, 2012

    Hi Susan,
    Love your zucchini fries idea because it is raw and all the enzymes are in tact. My husband had colon ca 15 years ago and we went all raw. He’s still kickin! PTL! I’ve been selling Kale Chips at our local health food store and they fly off the shelf. Had to order 2 more Excaliburs. I have a zucchini in the frig and am going to try your idea. THANK YOU!

  5. Louise wrote on April 13, 2012

    Hi Susan! It’s my first time here and I am really glad I found your site. Your recipes just answer all the “separation anxiety” I feel for all the cooked comfort food I know I need to give up soon. (I’m about to dive into the raw lifestyle but I’m still trying to muster the courage.) Just wanted to ask, is there anything wrong with using a real white potato and dehydrate them to make fries? I’ve read in the website that raw potatoes in juice form is actually beneficial to one’s health. It got me wondering about eating an actual potato but in a dehydrated version. Have you ever tried it? Thanks for taking time to read this. 🙂

  6. Susan wrote on April 13, 2012

    As stated above it is still raw because the food temperature never goes above 115 degrees in that first hour. Cheers!

  7. Anne wrote on April 13, 2012

    Every time you send another wonderful recipe, I want to kick myself for having the Excalibur stored in the garage. I get so busy with so many other things. This also reminds me why I need to take it out and use it. I have stupidly purchased kale chips because I’m too lazy to make my own until I calculated that at $7 for 2 ounces (commercial packages) it is $56.00 per pound! Insane. I’ve made my own kale chips and they are delicious. Duh! I will try these zucchini fries. I KNOW they will be tasty. Thanks again, Susan, for the reminder.

    • Susan wrote on April 13, 2012

      Oh my! You need to get that Excalibur out of the garage! Cheers!

  8. cheryl Lee wrote on April 12, 2012

    Hi Susan, for this recipe you said to Dehydrate at 145 for 1 hour, then bring it down to 115, I thought you’re not suppose to go over 118 on the hydrator. Is that true?

    Either way, I wanted to know if the zucchini have a crispy taste to it. It looks delicious.

    I also wanted to know where else can I purchase your books besides through email?




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