Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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A great way to preserve tomatoes. Sun-dried tomatoes are salty, chewy and tangy in taste. They impart a sharp concentrated tomato flavour to pizza and pasta recipes. Ready-made sun-dried tomatoes are also available both dry and also preserved in olive oil. If you are using sun-dried tomatoes soaked in olive oil, you do not need to soak them in water.

Sun-Dried Tomatoes recipe - How to make Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3/4 cup (100 grams).
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2 kgs firm red tomatoes
4 tbsp sea salt (khada namak)

    Main Procedure
  1. Wash and wipe the tomatoes.
  2. Cut the tomatoes into quarters.
  3. Toss the tomatoes with the salt, place on a sieve in a single layer and leave to dry under the sun.
  4. When the sun sets, cover the sieve with a muslin cloth and bring it indoors.
  5. Repeat for 6 to 7 days till the tomatoes dry out completely.
  6. Store the sun-dried tomatoes in an air-tight container.
  7. Soak in a little warm water for about 5 minutes and use as required.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy533 cal
Protein24 g
Carbohydrates96 g
Fiber45.3 g
Fat5.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A9360 mcg
Vitamin B13.2 mg
Vitamin B21.6 mg
Vitamin B310.7 mg
Vitamin C720 mg
Folic Acid800 mcg
Calcium1280 mg
Iron17.1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium344 mg
Potassium3893.3 mg
Zinc0 mg