Looking for ways to preserve all those garden tomatoes? The time is coming up where we are going to need to preserve our Summer garden bounty. Last year we planted 6 cherry tomato plants, and ended up with buckets full of them. Growing tomatoes is so rewarding, they grow and produce so well, even if you are a beginning gardener. If you don’t have tomatoes growing already, go out and plant some! I didn’t want to spend the time skinning them for sauce, so I tried dehydrating them. Voila, sun dried tomatoes. They store well, taste yummy, and you can use them in so many ways.
The Many ways to use Sun Dried Tomatoes
Baked Potato topping
(Recipes coming soon!)
Did that get your ideas rolling? I had tried to dehydrate with the sun in the past, and ants got my food. I know it works for others though, so try it if you don’t have a dehydrator. This would work with any type of tomato too, but I love how it worked with cherry since they are so small. Lets enjoy tomatoes all year long!
How to Dehydrate Tomatoes
- With these small tomatoes I quarter them, with larger tomatoes you can slice them.
- Line them on the dehydrator trays, and sprinkle with salt.
- 130 degrees for about 12-14 hours.
- I store them in a jar in the pantry. Make sure they are dry, you might need a little more time.
If you are looking for a dehydrator, this is the one I have had for several years.