Sun-Dried Tomatoes – Easy recipe

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There are two kinds of sun-dried 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.


sund dried tomatoes


The sun-dried tomatoes retain most of their antioxidants and vitamins and are an excellent way to preserve fresh tomatoes.



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  • Preheat your oven to the lowest setting
  • Slice the tomatoes into 1-inch thick circles
  • Place tomatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake until tomatoes become dry and chewy this can take 2 - 4 hours or more
  • Cool before storing in glass jars with or without olive oil and tightly seal with a lid
  • 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
  • To use a dehydrator follow the manufacturers instructions
  • 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.
  • 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
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