Make Your Own: Sundried Tomatoes

Make Your Own: Sundried Tomatoes

Sundried Tomatoes are one of my favourite savoury foods. They are pricey to purchase in store, so I started making my own over a year ago. I watch for grape or smaller tomatoes to go on sale, or even better, clearance, then make up a sheet of "sundried" tomatoes.

They are simple and very affordable to make.
I started off by picking up 2 packs of grape tomatoes. They were $0.99 each!

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Ingredients:

  • Grape / Cherry Tomatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Powder / or fresh minced
  • Any other seasoning you wish

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Slice grape tomatoes in half (if using larger tomatoes, be sure to slice thinly).
Place on baking sheet in single layer.
Sprinkle with seasoning and drizzle with olive oil.
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Bake for approximately 2 hours. Keep an eye on them and remove from oven when dried and about half original size.

You do not want them to be crunchy.
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Place in a jar or other covered container. If you prefer, you can add olive oil to cover.
These will remain fresh for about 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Use drained & chopped in casseroles or on sandwiches.
Or puree with parmesan cheese and make a sundried tomato pesto for your favourite pasta.

 

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