Eben’s Solar Food Drying Blog — Fall 2012

Marinated Solar-Dried Tomatoes


If you’re a real tomato lover like me, you need a plan to get through the rest of the year when there are no real local tomatoes available. I solar-dry all my spare tomatoes and use them in great recipes, like this one:

Marinated dried tomatoes can be a fine delicacy. They are really easy to make and can be used on salads, pizzas, or pastas, just like fresh tomatoes. My recipe starts with 1-1/2 cups of very dry dried tomatoes. To partially re-hydrate your tomatoes, place them in a medium-sized (one pint) canning jar (or other sealable container) and add 1/2 cup water and 3 tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar. Stir a few times and let it sit at room temp for about 2 to 4 hours. When the water and vinegar have been absorbed, stir in ¼ cup olive oil. This gourmet treat is ready to serve, and will last for weeks in the fridge. You can experiment with adding your solar-dried basil and other herbs, if you want.


  • 1-1/2 cups of very dry dried tomatoes (loosely packed)
  • 1/2 cup water (less if tomatoes are moist)
  • 3 Tbls white balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • optional dried herbs

Happy solar drying!


(recipe edited 12/8/12)

Copyright ©2012 by Eben Fodor


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