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How to Make Perfect Sun Dried Tomatoes 🌞🍅

These sun dried tomatoes make an amazing addition to pasta and pesto!

When I have a huge summer tomato harvest, I make passata; but one of my other favorite things to make is sun dried tomatoes! They are a great addition to pasta, pesto, pizza and antipasti! I use two different methods – one in the car and one in the oven. Have you ever made sun dried tomatoes? Let us know in the comments below!

  1. To make sun dried tomatoes in the oven, preheat your oven to 225 F. If you want to dry them outside, a hot car in the sun is a great option to keep bugs away. 
  2. Cut tomatoes in half and season with salt, olive oil, garlic and a pinch of oregano. (You can season with only salt if you want them plain).
  3. If you are using the oven method, place tomatoes on a lightly oiled baking tray. Bake 4 hours or until dehydrated. If you want to try the car method, place a lightly oiled tray of the tomatoes in your car on a hot summer day on the dashboard in the sun for about 12 hours.
  4. Remove tomatoes and place in a jar with olive oil. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Serve on pizza, in almond pesto, in pasta or antipasto with bread!


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