Sweet tasting tomatoes can brighten any dish. Here is our recipe to preserve the taste of sunshine a little longer. Tomatoes prepared this way are delicious and are an excellent addition to your Winter larder.
A bottle of sunflower oil
Balsamic Vinegar (doesn’t need to be an expensive bottle)
A jar preserved lemon wedges / or fresh small lemons
Dried mixed herbs (Provence)
Himalayan Pink Salt or as natural as can find :)
How to make
Dehydrate your tomatoes. I did 6 full trays overnight for 8 hours. You want the tomatoes to remain a little flexible and not too brittle.
Sterilise your jars and lids - give them a good wash with hot soapy water. Then pop the jars on a baking tray in the oven at 110 degrees for about 15 minutes.
Fill each jar approx half full with dehydrated tomatoes. You can squash/push them down to add plenty.
For one regular jam jar size - Add a 1/4 tsp of garlic powder, with a good pinch of salt and 1/4 tsp dried mix herbs over the tomatoes.
Add a small lemon wedge to each jar.
Add approx a 1/4 of balsamic vinegar over the top, then add more tomatoes to fill the rest of the jar.
Then pour the sunflower oil over, making sure to cover everything with the oil.
Use a chopstick to push the tomatoes down and reduce any air bubbles.
Tightly screw on the lids and shake to make sure everything mixes together.
Wonderful to serve simply with toasted bread/ crusty French baguettes.
*This recipe could also be adapted and use chillies instead of tomatoes :)
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