I had some left over tomatoes from a recipe, so I decided why not try some sun-dried tomatoes from scratch? These are perfect for the 4th of July coming up!
What's best about this recipe is that you don't have to hop from store to store trying to find certified, gluten free sun-dried tomatoes to use in gluten free dishes anymore.
What Kind of Tomatoes Should You Use for Sundried?
I had a vine of cocktail tomatoes that could quite possibly go bad. They're also called Campari tomatoes, which are round and succulent and larger than cherry tomatoes. Yet, not huge.
I've read that Roma tomatoes are great to use when sun drying. But since these are what I had, these are what I used.
How To Make Sundried Tomatoes In The Oven?
I roasted these in an oven for about 5 hours at 250 degrees. Watch them the last hour. During the cooking process, you can flatten them with a metal spatula a bit to draw out some of the juice. Doing this can let you roast these at about 4 hours.
All you have to do is slice your tomatoes in half, lay them skin side down on a rack over a sided baking sheet, and sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper. Basically they just sleep in the oven for you for a long time.
Now, there are more elaborate ways to make sun-dried tomatoes. There is the real sun drying method, using a dehydrator, or using an oven. This recipe is simple and uses your oven.
How To Store Gluten Free Homemade Sundried Tomatoes?
I would eat these soon after making them. You can let them cool first, then put them in a jar of olive oil with dried basil for awhile.
Once cooled, you can also store these in the fridge in good olive oil in a clean, metal lid glass jar. Fill the olive oil so that the tomatoes are submerged, and sprinkle some dried basil in there. You can store the jar in your fridge for a few days. Just be sure to use a good quality, California olive oil.
A gluten-free, fun way to eat fresh produce! I love these sun-dried tomatoes from scratch. I hope you love them too!
These would be perfect to make ahead of time before heading to festivities over the weekend. Or just making at home to share with your own family over the holiday weekend. You can make these in big batches if you prefer. These taste absolutely amazing. Even better than store bought! These are just so fresh, yet sweet and tangy at the same time. And most importantly, they are gluten free.
Have a great week oven drying your tomatoes! And PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT in the space below if you make this recipe!
Gluten Free Sun-Dried Tomatoes (Homemade)
- 8 Campari tomatoes or one vine (Roma tomatoes are used as well)
- dash of kosher salt
- dash of ground peppercorn
- 1 tablespoon dried basil For packing (Spicely Organic makes certified gluten free spices)
- good California olive oil For storing
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
- Wash and dry tomatoes.
- Cut tomatoes in half lengthwise, so from top to bottoms.
- On a wire rack in a sided baking sheet, lay tomatoes skin side down and flesh side up. It should look like mini tomato swimming pools.
- Sprinkle tomatoes with salt and pepper.
- Roast in oven for approximately 5 hours, or until tomatoes are wilted and leathery.
- When the allotted time has ended, remove tomatoes from oven and let cool.
- Once cooled, sprinkle with dried basil and store in olive oil. Put in enough olive oil to cover them while packed.
- Use the sun-dried tomatoes the same day, or the next day. You can eat these alone or with other dishes, including pastas. You may store these in the fridge in a clean container (preferably a Ball mason jar) filled with olive oil, for up to a week.
Need Some Recipe Ideas Using These Gluten Free Sun-dried Tomatoes?
I've got a few great recipes using these sun-dried tomatoes you can whip up for festivities this weekend!
- I make an Easy, Gluten Free Thin Crust Pizza with Pesto Sauce and Arugula that's perfect for any gathering.
- My Easy Smashed Potatoes with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Mushrooms is sure to please a crowd.
- Just needing diced tomatoes for a recipe? No need to go to the store! Here's is How To Make Diced Tomatoes at Home that are Gluten Free.