Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Oven Dried Tomatoes

I'm not a huge fan of sun dried tomatoes, but these guys are great for salads, sauces or just munching on. I make them with the oven on, but if you've just finished using the oven, you can pop these guys in and let them dry as the oven cools. Use any fresh herb or combination of fresh herbs that you like. I grabbed some parsley and oregano from the backyard for this batch.

Oven Dried Tomatoes

1 pint cherry tomatoes
1/8 t salt
2 T chopped fresh herbs

Preheat Oven to 250*
Cut cherry tomatoes in half lengthwise and place in a pan. Spray with canola oil spray or drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and chopped herbs. Add tomatoes to the oven and let dry for two hours or until sufficiently shrivelled. Enjoy!


Erica said...

I had no idea that making oven dried tomatoes was so easy! I love tomatoes and will have to try this! Thanks!

Dine With Donna said...

Hi Apples and Butter;
I appreciate your blog and its many fine articles. I am going to make the oven dried tomatoes as soon as I make a trip to the market. Thanks for the directions and recipe.

Sarah R said...

Those are totally awesome - oven dried tomatoes have MADE a few of my pasta dishes!

Arlene Delloro said...

The 3rd blog today that featured oven dried tomatoes. I've made them before and they're fabulous. Can't wait to hit a farmers' market.

Apples and Butter said...

Hi Sarah - I've never tried using them in any of my pasta dishes...great idea!