Tomatoes. I am currently swimming in tomatoes. Everywhere I turn I see round (and not so round) balls of red, orange and yellow. After making a few batches of sauce (and packing them away in the freezer) I have now moved on to sun dried tomatoes. Or rather dehydrated tomatoes. Do you own a dehydrator? If you don’t… I think you should.
Besides drying fresh herbs, potato slices, zucchini and onions (which I use for winter soups) I also dehydrate all my excess tomatoes. My recipe is rather simple. Slice tomatoes in half (or quarters if they are the large Roma type tomatoes) sprinkle with a bit of Italian seasoning and toss with about a tablespoon of olive oil.
Lay seasoned tomatoes onto trays…
Turn on the food dehydrator and go about your day.
After you’re finished with work, errands and helping kids with their homework… Open the lid on the dehydrator take a deep breath and smile.
Pack cooled dehydrated tomato slices into jars (or plastic containers) and store in the freezer until you are ready to use. Personally, I like to add sun dried tomatoes to pasta dishes and use them on homemade pizzas. How do YOU use them?
This Nesco American Harvest Snackmaster Express Food Dehydrator All-In-One Kit with Jerky Gun is the newer version of the dehydrator I own. Quite simply, I love it!