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How to Make Sun-Dried Tomatoes in the Food Dehydrator

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You might be wondering: can you make sun-dried tomatoes in a food dehydrator? The answer is yes!

Let me tell you how to make sun-dried tomatoes in the food dehydrator. Not only is this skill a great food preservation tip, but they are amazing in so many recipes!

Did you know that most sun-dried tomatoes are not dried under the sun? It seems counter-intuitive, but can you imagine big companies with a bunch of trays of tomato slices outside soaking up the sunshine?

Of course not. And then there is the issue of bugs. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want bugs walking around on my sun-dried tomatoes!

You are probably wondering how YOU can do it? Well, I’m going to show you how to do it, my friends!

How to Make Sun-Dried Tomatoes in the Food Dehydrator

sun dried tomato in mason jar

Ingredients:

Cherry tomatoes or other small tomatoes, sliced

Salt

Instructions for Making Sun-Dried Tomatoes:

Place the tomatoes in a colander and rinse with cool water.

Place the clean tomatoes on a towel and blot dry.

Place a piece of parchment paper that is a little larger than your dehydrator tray on the counter.

Place the food dehydrator tray on top of the parchment paper (the parchment paper keeps your counter clean).

Prepare the food dehydrator trays with cooking spray.

Slice the tomatoes into slices.

Place the tomato slices on the tray, leaving at least an inch between them to allow for good air circulation.

Lightly sprinkle salt on the tomato slices.

Place the trays in the food dehydrator and set the heat for 160 degrees F.

Dehydrate the tomato slices for 8-10 hours (until crispy).

When done, place them in a mason jar and tightly seal the lid.

sun dried tomato in mason jar

How to Make Sun-Dried Tomatoes in a Food Dehydrator

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours 8 seconds
Total Time: 10 hours 30 minutes 8 seconds

Ingredients

  • Cherry tomatoes or other very small tomatoes, sliced
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. Place the tomatoes in a colander and rinse with cool water.
  2. Place the clean tomatoes on a towel and blot dry.
  3. Slice the tomatoes into slices.
  4. Place a piece of parchment paper that is a little larger than your dehydrator tray on the counter.
  5. Place the food dehydrator tray on top of the parchment paper (the parchment paper keeps your counter clean).
  6. Prepare the food dehydrator trays with cooking spray.
  7. Place the tomato slices on the tray, leaving at least an inch between them to allow for good air circulation.
  8. Lightly sprinkle salt on the tomato slices.
  9. Place the trays in the food dehydrator and set the heat for 160 degrees F.
  10. Dehydrate the tomato slices for 8-10 hours (until crispy).
  11. When done, place them in a mason jar and tightly seal the lid.

Notes

You can now use the sun-dried tomatoes in your favorite recipes (they are especially tasty in pasta recipes!)

I hope that you love this sun-dried tomato recipe! You can now use the sun-dried tomatoes in your favorite recipes (they are especially tasty in pasta recipes!)

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