I am interested in making those layered, meal in a mason jar soups to store in my pantry. I have been looking at some different recipes and the dehydrated veggies you can buy are expensive, so I decided to try making some myself.
I bought some organic frozen mixed veggies from Aldi and let them thaw out.
When I went to put them in the dehydrator, I discovered I only had one of the mesh sheets that keep tiny foods from falling through, so I was only able to do one layer at a time. I ordered more on Amazon for when I do this again. And I will. It’s so easy.
I set the dehydrator for two hours on 145. I had to start it up again because they needed more time. I just checked on them every half hour or so. It took 4-5 hours.
This is after I poured them out of the dehydrator. They looked so vibrant!
I’ve never done this before, but I have read your supposed to put them in an airtight jar and shake them once a day for seven days to make sure there’s no more moisture in them. If there is, you will need to dehydrate some more. Then you can seal them in a long term airtight jar.
I plan on layering these in some jars with other ingredients for meals and store them in my pantry.