In my fun week of acting like a mad scientist in the kitchen (hello dried cantaloupe chips!), throwing vegetables and fruits in the food dehydrator asking the question “How will this taste dried” I had to try tomatoes. With the amount of tomatoes we were harvesting and by the amount of sauces I already have made, I was dying to do something else with them. How about dehydrated tomatoes to snack on?
I had a good feeling the tomatoes would taste great but I had no idea how extra delicious they would be. For about 9 hours they dried turning the house smelling like a tomato garden. Drying should take about 9-10 hours, you can stop them when they get to the texture you like your tomatoes to be.
Besides snacking on them, dried tomatoes make the perfect addition to pastas and adding to a tomato sauce. I always think they give tomato sauce extra flavor and makes it taste heartier. There’s no scientific evidence on this, it’s just what it tastes like to me.
Enjoy! Have fun with your food dehydrator!