Recipe Post: "Fried" Veggies

My husband and I are headed to Boston this weekend for a leisurely weekend away and I had a bunch of produce to use up.  This morning I decided since I was going to be out of the house all day that it would be good to get something prepped for dinner ahead of time.  We have been trying to eat high raw now that our winter CSA is over and we don’t have ridiculous amounts of rutabaga and turnip to use every week.  This recipe is almost raw with the exception of the nutritional yeast which gives it a yummy cheesy flavor.

Ingredients (makes 2 large portions or 4 sides):

  • 2 medium zucchini, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 8oz button mushrooms, cut in half (you can also try baby bella or portobello if you’d like)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped into medium sized chunks
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (if you want to make this totally raw you can omit this ingredient)
  • 1/4 cup cold pressed olive oil
  • 3T lemon juice
  • 1t onion powder
  • 1t garlic powder
  • 1/2t salt
  • 1/4t black pepper


  1. Toss the veggies with the nutritional yeast, olive oil, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper; make sure everything is evenly coated.
  2. Spread evenly onto mesh dehydrator sheets (I used 2 in my Nesco).
  3. Dehydrate at 115F for 1-2 hours (this helps to reduce fermentation) then turn down to 105F for at least 10 hours but you could dehydrate these up to 24 hours if you want them really crispy.
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About Lindsay Ingalls

Lindsay Ingalls, a certified holistic health coach, began writing in 2006. She has been featured on Living Harvest, Live Strong, Meatless Monday and other online publications. Lindsay received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. To learn more about Lindsay visit her blog at and her health counseling site

5 thoughts on “Recipe Post: "Fried" Veggies

  1. Carlina

    Hi Lindsay
    I’ve been following your blog for the past few months. I live in Amesbury, MA and there’s not a whole lot of vegan friendly places to eat and was excited to see your reviews of places near me. Even of those in VT, since I love visiting there. Anyway, I see that you’ll be in Boston this weekend and wanted to suggest you trying out Grezzo’s while you’re in Boston (that is if you haven’t tried it already). There’s even one in Newburyport, just off of Rte 495/or 95. It’s a great raw vegan restaurant I just tried last weekend. I highly suggest their eggplant blt!


  2. Bianca- Vegan Crunk

    Genius! Seriously. You know I love me some fried food. But I like to eat raw and healthier when I can, and I’m always looking for new ways to use my dehydrator. I’m so making this.


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