Watermelon Jerky

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Watermelon Jerky

Jill Dalton
This vegan watermelon jerky recipe is truly hard to believe until you try it. The thick slices of juicy watermelon dehydrate down to chewy, sweet, smoky, & peppery strips of jerky that are addictive from the first bite. This simple recipe will take the sumptuous summer treat of watermelon to the next level. We think this is the best vegan jerky we have ever tasted!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 10 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 1367 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Slice watermelon into 1/2 inch thick strips,
  • Place onto dehydrator trays with the screen.
  • Spritz or brush Braggs liquid aminos or soy sauce onto watermelon strips.
  • Mix spices together and sprinkle lightly onto each watermelon strip.
  • Place trays into dehydrator and bake at 135°F for 24 hours or until desired chewiness.
  • Keep in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 1367kcalCarbohydrates: 344gProtein: 28gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 48mgPotassium: 5132mgFiber: 20gSugar: 279gVitamin A: 26601IUVitamin C: 365mgCalcium: 336mgIron: 11mg

8 thoughts on “Watermelon Jerky”

  1. This looks AWESOME! I have a dehydrator but I don’t have the trays. Any chance I could bake this in the oven or will I not be able to get the same consistency?

    1. Yes, just put the oven on the lowest temp that it can go. Put the melon on parchment lined baking trays and bake for 10 hours, flip and bake until desired texture.

    1. Yes, just put it on the lowest temp that it can go. Put the melon on parchment lined sheets and bake for 10 hours, flip and bake till texture desired.

    2. Yes, just put the oven on the lowest temp that it can go. Put the melon on parchment lined baking trays and bake for 10 hours, flip and bake until desired texture.

  2. My dehydrator is smaller and round, not large and square like yours, and I don’t have those screen things. Will this still work in my machine? The jerky looks pretty amazing, by the way!

  3. I made this, they were really easy to make, I really liked it and plan to make it again. But, I gave tastes to 6 other people (2 of them are Nutritarian or plant based) and none of them were too excited. I’ll admit, I didn’t think too much of the first taste I had either, but the taste grows on you as you eat them.

    BTW – I ordered this dehydrator 4 years ago, still love it, it has never let me down and shockingly it is still the same price on Amazon as it was 4 years ago – go figure. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FUOAFHI/

    My favorite thing to make in the dehydrator is the Kale Chips, a recipe by Megan Pugh (looks like the link is behind a pay wall – https://www.drfuhrman.com/recipes/2283/dehydrated-kale-chips). I use a recipe from Dr. Fuhrman. I also use these sheets on 5 of the racks when I make the kale. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M348F5C/ The sheets make clean up a lot easier.
    I didn’t use the sheets for the watermelon jerky as I wanted the air to flow top and bottom, as Jill stated. And I didn’t want to have the pieces stick to the grating. But next time I think I will use the sheets on top of the grate and dry the watermelon jerky even further.

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