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Sun-Dried Tomatoes – Easy recipe

There are two kinds of sundried tomatoes dry-packed or packed in olive oil. Sun dried tomatoes have a pungent sweet-tart flavour, they are chewy and have a similar texture as dried fruit. They retain most of their antioxidants and vitamins and are an excellent way to preserve fresh tomatoes.

 

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Instructions

  • 1. Preheat your oven to the lowest setting
  • 2. Slice the tomatoes across to 1-inch thick pieces. (If you are using large tomatoes using a small spoon remove seeds if you wish)
  • 3. Place tomatoes cut-side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cook until tomatoes become dry and chewy this can take 2 - 4 hours or more depending on your oven
  • 4. Cool before storing in glass jars with or without olive oil and tightly seal with a lid
  • 5. To dry tomatoes in the sun place them on a baking sheet and leave in the sun for two days bringing them in at night
  • 6. To use a dehydrator follow the manufacturers instructions
  • 7. To add various flavours to the tomatoes, sprinkle the tomatoes with your favourite spices and drizzle with a little olive oil and then dry. If you are storing them in olive oil, you can add garlic and herbs.
  • 8. To store sundried tomatoes with or without olive oil place them in clean, dry glass jars with an airtight lid in a dark place. Once you open the ones packed in olive oil keep them refrigerated, the oil will solidify so just before use bring them to room temperature