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Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Updated February 23, 2016
This image courtesy of Tom Eckerle

The tomatoes must be dried in a very dry climate. It is not necessary to bring them indoors at night.

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timea day or more

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Textureherby, salty

Type of Dishvegetable

Ingredients

  • Salt
  • Plum tomatoes
  • Garlic cloves
  • Rosemary sprigs
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  1. Salt the tomatoes and set on a wire rack raised 12-to 18-inches off all the ground, directly in hot sunlight.

  2. Sun-dry for 8 to 10 days.

  3. Remove the tomatoes from the rack and pack in sterilized canning jars with 1 clove of garlic and 1 sprig of rosemary per jar.

  4. Fill each jar with olive oil.

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! would cover them with cheesecloth and tuck it well

how do you keep insects away from the tomato while drying???

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