Sundried tomatoes are a tasty addition to pasta, salads, and many other dishes. Preserve summer’s bounty and save money with this DIY sundried tomatoes recipe.
Enjoy the deliciousness of sun-ripened tomatoes long after the summer sun has faded. You can make sundried tomatoes the good old-fashioned way, by leaving them out to dry in the sun. However, a much quicker and easier way is to make them in the oven. Here is a simple, easy-to-follow DIY sundried tomato recipe.
The recipe is very simple. All you need are your delicious tomatoes, sea salt, and olive oil. Which types of tomatoes are best for making homemade sundried tomatoes? The larger the tomatoes, the longer they take to dry out properly. Smaller tomato varieties such as cherry tomatoes and grape tomatoes are ideal. San Marzano and Roma tomatoes also work well for home drying. When using larger tomatoes, it is best to scoop most of the pulp out so they dry more quickly.
Making sundried tomatoes in the sun is the classical way of preserving summer’s bounty. However, you must have the right weather conditions and it can take a few days. You can “sun dry” tomatoes in your oven in a few hours. Here’s the how-to:
This depends on how quickly you want to eat your DIY sundried tomatoes. Have you just made a small batch? You will probably gobble them up within a few days! However, if you have made a big batch and want to store some for later, there are two main ways:
Whichever way you make them, sundried tomatoes are a versatile ingredient that can add warm summery flavor to many dishes. Here are a few ideas:
Making the most of fresh seasonal produce is a fun and efficient way of saving money. If you love this DIY sundried tomatoes recipe, check out this ultimate DIY hot sauce recipe and how to pickle your own jalapenos. For more money-saving tips and tasty recipe ideas, check your weekly Save mailer.