Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sundried Tomatoes

  • tomatoes (the bigger the better)
  • handful of basil
  • handful of oregano
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • drying device


To dry the tomatoes I used whatever equipment I had at home to make a drying device. This included: a round shallow aluminum tray, a plastic coriander to cover the tomatoes, a trivet to put on top of the tray for oxygen circulation (which helps the drying process), mesh liners to keep the bugs away, and clothespins.

Cut the tomatoes in half and arrange them on the trivet lined with the mesh.

Finely chop the basil and oregano. Sprinkle on top of the tomatoes. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the tomatoes.

Line the bottom of the coriander with mesh and use clothespin to secure the coriander to the aluminum tray. Set outside in the sun for 6 to 8 hours for 2-3 days, depending on where you live.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Once dried,  place the tomatoes in a completely sanitized jar and fill with extra virgin olive oil.

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