Oven-Dried Tomatoes

Dried tomatoes add a dense chewy texture, concentrated sweet flavor, and delicious dose of antioxidants to many vegan recipes. Certainly you can buy them in dry or oil-packed form, or you can just as easily oven-dry them at home. Oven-drying tomatoes also gives you one more tasty reason to plant (or over-plant) tomatoes in your garden.
Dried tomatoes add a dense chewy texture, concentrated sweet flavor, and delicious dose of antioxidants to many vegan recipes. Certainly you can buy them in dry or oil-packed form, or you can just as easily oven-dry them at home. Oven-drying tomatoes also gives you one more tasty reason to plant (or over-plant) tomatoes in your garden.

Oven-Dried Tomatoes

Ingredients:

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  • Roma tomatoes, cored
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  • Olive oil
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  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
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  3. Cut tomatoes in half and remove seeds. Slice tomatoes lengthwise.
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  5. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, a drizzle of olive oil, pinch of salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Toss to coat.
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  7. Spread tomatoes in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.
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  9. Bake for 45 minutes. Use a spatula to turn tomato pieces.
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  11. Bake for 15 more minutes or until tomatoes have shrunk in size and feel firm but not hard.
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  13. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
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  15. You can store oven-dried tomatoes in the refrigerator for up to 1 week in an airtight container or up to 1 month packed in a mason jar with olive oil.

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