My mom got me a dehydrator for Christmas a few years back and so this past summer I dehydrated a lot of our tomatoes (and anything else I could get my hands on!). I really like dehydrating as a means of preserving food because it’s easy, it takes up little space and it keeps nutrients intact since the food never experiences high levels of heat. Also, it makes very little mess and doesn’t heat up the kitchen like canning.
When I started dehydrating my own food I looked to the internet for inspiration, but couldn’t find a whole lot so I’ve had to come up with recipes on my own and that is where this tomato sauce comes into play. It’s a basic recipe that can be adapted to your family’s tastes or according to what you have on hand. I whip up a batch of this whenever I need it and haven’t had to buy store-bought sauce in a long time.
Tomato Sauce From Dehydrated Tomatoes:
Bring 1.5 cups water to boil.
Pour boiling water over tomatoes and let sit until soft. (1-2 hours)
Add all ingredients to blender and process until smooth.
How easy was that??
Have you ever dehydrated anything before? If so, what have you dehydrated? I’d love to know!
Fast & Easy Tomato Sauce from Dehydrated Tomatoes
- 1 cup dehydrated tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 clove garlic or 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- Bring 1.5 cups water to boil.
- Pour boiling water over tomatoes and let sit until soft. (1-2 hours)
- Add all ingredients to blender and process until smooth.