I’m having a bit of a fling with my dehydrator machine at the moment. It’s my go to for times I have bulk fruit or veggies and not enough time to do something fancy. Today I plan on making dehydrated apple pieces for my breakfast oats, as well as some dried strawberry rollups.
But as you can see, this post is about tomatoes! The other day I had a huge box at my disposal and was able to fill up eight trays on my dehydrator!
There really isn’t a great technique in making these. I cut my tomatoes into thirds or halves (they were small tomatoes), and laid them with the moist side facing upwards to help with the dehydration. I didn’t season the tomatoes at this stage and just turned the machine on. I let these dehydrate for just over a day. My living room had a very distinct aroma, but it wasn’t bad at all.
Once the tomatoes were dehydrated and cooled, I put them in a big bowl, sprinkled with salt, added slices of fresh garlic (I used a whole bulb), added a dash of coconut vinegar (white is fine, I just found coconut vinegar not as strong), and lots of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil). I didn’t cover the tomatoes with the EVOO, as I knew it wouldn’t take long to eat through the uncovered tomatoes.
These tomatoes are a great addition to many dishes, such as your pasta and anti-pasta dishes, salads, veggie bakes, and dips. But one meal that’s hard to beat for its deliciousness and simplicity is avocado on toast; added with some of these tomatoes (oh, and some green olives), then your toast just became gourmet! As you can see I have a huge jar of these tomatoes, and this makes me very happy!
Do you have a dehydrator machine? What foods do you love to dehydrate? I’m always on the lookout for some inspiration!