Watermelon Jerky

July 13, 2015

Author Notes: I’ve seen a lot of posts about watermelon jerky all over the place. I’m a big fan of dehydrated fruit but I never tried dehydrating watermelon… until now. Truthfully, I bought a big fancy dehydrator many years ago but it ended up collecting dust on my kitchen counter and being used more for a plant stand than for actually dehydrating food, so I eventually banished it to my basement. The idea of using it for watermelon got me to bring it up from the basement, dust it off and return it to its rightful place on the counter. And, believe me, it is well-deserverd because dehydrated watermelon is really delicious! sisaaacs1

Makes: 1 large jarful


  • 1 seedless watermelon
  • coarse-grain sea salt


  1. Cut watermelon into strips, about 1/4-inch thick. Discard the rinds.
  2. Sprinkle some sea salt on each piece.
  3. Set your dehydrator to 135 degrees, and place the melon onto the dehydrator trays and into the dehydrator. Let dehydrate for 12-15 hours.

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