Monday, February 17, 2014

Dehydrated Pesto and Ratatouille. Monday February 17th 2014

After making my bulk lot of pesto on Saturday, I got to thinking about whether Pesto might dehydrate to be able to take it on a hiking trip in a couple of weeks time. Best way to find out was to try it. While I had the dehydrator whirring away in the background, I thought I would dehydrate some vegetable concoctions to supplement some other hiking food I had done already. With a little packet of dehydrated bolognaise sauce on the menu, I thought some ratatouille might be a great accompaniment, especially as now it the time of year for zucchini and tomato glut.

There a few bits if dried spaghetti sitting on the top of the pesto having fallen through from the tray above.
The  pesto remained a bit oily but this gave it a crumbly texture. Time will tell, but I think it might be just right with a bit of water added to rehydrate it before spreading on a cracker.

The ratatouille turned out more like a leather.
Looking forward to tasting both out in the wilds soon!

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