Sun-Dried Tomatoes in the Oven

By • July 25, 2010 • 6 Comments

34 Save

If you like it, save it!

Save and organize all of the stuff you love in one place.

Got it!

If you like something…

Click the heart, it's called favoriting. Favorite the stuff you like.

Got it!


Author Notes: Homemade sun-dried tomatoes in the oven are so easy and sweet as candy. Sometimes, I like to place a clove of garlic and a few sprigs of marjoram in the jar with the tomatoes and olive oil to create a sweet and tart tomato flavored oil for dipping crusty bread. On the other hand, packing the sun-dried tomatoes by themselves in olive oil (no herbs added), makes them perfect with all kinds of cuisines without compromising the flavors of the dish.Garden Gate Kate

Makes 18 sun-dried tomatoes

  • 9 small heirloom tomatoes
  • sea salt
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • optional: any fresh herbs and/or garlic
  1. Before bedtime, cut tomatoes in half. Place on a parchment-paper lined baking pan cut side up. Sprinkle with sea salt. Bake at 200 degrees for 8-10 hours overnight or until completely dry. In the morning, remove dried tomatoes from oven. Cool the tomatoes to room temperature on the pan. Then, stack them in a clean mason jar. Add some herbs or a clove of garlic to infuse the tomatoes and oil with an herbal, garlicky flavor, or leave the tomatoes by themselves for a pure flavor. Pour in enough olive oil to completely cover the tomatoes, cover with a lid, and refrigerate up to 2 to 3 weeks.
Jump to Comments (6)

Tags: Extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, herbs, preserves, simple, tomatoes, Versatile

Comments (6) Questions (0)

Default-small
Default-small
Image

about 3 years ago Pat in SoCal

Just poured the oil over a jar of roasted green zebras and another of lemon boys. I had to make myself stop eating out of the oven them so I could preserve some of them. Excellent recipe. Thanks

Img__631-1_(1)

over 4 years ago thirschfeld

I have been doing this all summer with my San Marzano's. I add a sprig of rosemary and a clove of garlic to some of them.

Default-small

over 4 years ago Whole Foods Junkie

Very cool gift idea, too. I love your photo.

Photo_(2)

over 4 years ago ehrrin

Oh, lovely! My tomatoes are nearly ready, and I can't wait to make these!

Open-uri20130618-25620-8oozhf

over 4 years ago Kaitlyn

oh and i was just wondering what to do with all the tomatoes in my apt, thanks!

Newliztoqueicon-2

over 4 years ago Lizthechef

This is on my list for to-do during 'loom season - thanks!