Use either squash or pumpkin in this recipe. We used Red Kuri, a thin-skinned variety of squash that has the appearance of a small pumpkin without the ridges.
It has a firm flesh with a mellow chestnut-like flavour and the skin is perfect to leave on to eat, lending extra fibre and flavour to the dish.
Dehydrating the slices helps retain all their nutrients and creates a delicious invitation to tuck into all the benefits of this immune-boosting veg, which is rich in beta-carotene and vitamin C.
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This recipe makes approx. 24 jerky pieces
- 0.125 0.125 pumpkin or squash
- 0.25 0.25 tbsp olive oil
- 0.5 0.5 tbsp coconut aminos
- 0.25 0.25 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
- 0.25 0.25 tbsp maple syrup
- 0.25 0.25 tbsp smoked paprika
- 0.0625 0.0625 tsp garlic powder
- 0.125 0.125 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
- Pour the olive oil, coconut aminos, Worcestershire, maple syrup, smoked paprika, garlic powder and black pepper into a large bowl.
- Scoop the seeds from your pumpkin or squash. Keep the skin on unless it’s really thick and tough. Thinly slice into 1mm-thick moons.
- Arrange in a single layer, with plenty of space between each piece, on a lined baking tray.
- Place in a low 50C/Gas mark ¼ oven for 4-6 hours, or in a dehydrator overnight, or until the slices are fully dry – they should be chewy vs crisp.
- Eat straight away or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 months.
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