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How to Make Dehydrated Tomatoes

Learn How to make Dehydrated Tomatoes with this easy guide to use for a healthy addition to salads, sauces, pasta, and more!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 11kcal
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • dehydrator

Ingredients

  • 10 tomatoes (any type)
  • kosher salt

Instructions

Dehydrator

  • Wash and dry the tomatoes. Slice each tomato into slices about ¼" thick using a mandoline or a sharp knife You want the slices to be as similar in thickness as possible so that they all dry at the same rate.
  • Place each piece on the dehydrator rack until the entire level is full. Fill all of the levels with your tomato slices, making sure to leave room around each slice so that the air can circulate them. Lightly sprinkle all of the tomatoes with salt.
  • Place the lid on the dehydrator and set it to 135ºF. It will take anywhere from 6-10 hours for the tomatoes to fully dehydrate. Start checking them around 6 hours. I found that 8 hours was perfect for my slices.
  • Store in a sealable container, like a canning jar, in a cool dark place.

Oven

  • Wash and dry the tomatoes. Slice each tomato into slices about ¼" thick using a mandoline or a sharp knife You want the slices to be as similar in thickness as possible so that they all dry at the same rate.
  • Place the sliced tomatoes on a baking sheet and place it in the oven at 250°F. Bake for 4-5 hours until they reach your desired texture. Allow the tomatoes to fully cool before storing.

Notes

  • Once the tomatoes have cooled, place them in an air-tight container. They will last up to two weeks in the fridge or up to 6 months in the freezer.
  • Times will vary depending on how thin the slices are, the climate, the outside and inside temperature at the time, and your dehydrator.
  • Always read the manual for your dehydrator and follow all safety recommendations. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 11kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.4g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 701mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 1.6g | Calcium: 7mg

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.