I tend to be a dry-herb kind of guy, but sometimes a recipe needs fresh instead. To keep from wasting any unused fresh herbs I just toss them onto my Nesco Snackmaster Pro dehydrator and let them dry for later use. I needed dill for a dish I was making (a creamy cucumber salad!), and had a few stems left. I could’ve kept the dill intact, but I opted to remove it from the stems instead. Dried Dill on the Nesco Snackmaster Pro is great either way!
I keep the dried dill made on the Nesco Snackmaster Pro in air-tight containers. So I remember what is what, I write the contents on a small piece of blue painter’s masking tape. The tape is great for marking items, dry or in the freezer or wherever. It peels off so easily, you never have to worry about fussing with it.
I also use blue painters tape to identify my trays in the dehydrator. I write numbers on them so if I have to rotate the trays I can keep track of them. It just makes things a bit easier.
You can dry any fresh herbs in the Nesco Snackmaster Pro. Like cilantro, rosemary and basil.
Dried Dill on the Nesco Snackmaster Pro
- 1 bunch dill fresh, rinsed, patted dry
- Rinse the dill to remove any foreign material.
- Dry well with kitchen towels.
- Optionally: remove the dill from the stems.
- Place onto the Nesco Snackmaster Pro trays. Do not let the stems overlap.
- Dry at 95 F for 4-6 hours. Rotate the trays every hour or so.
- If drying whole stems, remove the dill from them.
- Grind if desired.
- Store in an air-right container.
Nutritional values are approximate.