My neighbor has had a successful tomato garden this year. How do I know this? Because just about everyday they give me a nice big tomato or 2 or 3. Of course I can’t say no so my fridge is overflowing with tomatoes! Anyone else have this problem? I guess I couldn’t call this a problem, more of a little dilemma. What am I going to do with all these tomatoes at one time? I’m all about making salsa and bruschetta however I like these 2 ideas that will allow me to preserve them for future use 🙂
Homemade Sun Dried Tomatoes
Storage Tips: Pack the dried tomato pieces in sterilized jars, cover with extra virgin olive oil (make sure each piece of tomato is fully covered in oil) and seal. For extra flavor, add herbs such as basil. The flavored oil can be used in cooking and on vegetables or salad. Keep the jars of tomatoes refrigerated bringing them to room temperature before using. To pack tomato pieces in freezer bags, remove as much air as possible, then freeze.
Chop and Freeze Plain Tomatoes
Storage Tips: Place in freezer bags or plastic containers and freeze.
How do you use your extra tomatoes?
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