Dehydrating Tomatoes For Tomato Powder

Dehydrating Tomatoes For Tomato Powder

There are so many great things you can do with your dehydrated veggies (I can write on that later). One item I always try to make enough of (specially when tomatoes are in season) is, tomato powder. It is so versatile not to mention easy.

I always start my dehydrator before I begin. That gives it enough time to heat up.

Wash we tomatoes and be sure to cut out any bad spots. Slice them up, ( I love using this to slice all my veggies) 1/4 inch thick and lay them on the tray. You want them close together, but not touching.

Temperature and Time

Set your dehydrator on 125 degrees, and your timer for 10-12 hours. Drying time depends on your dehydrator.

Dryness

Your tomatoes are dry when the feel like paper.

I love using my Vitamix when I make my own seasonings and powders.

Making Tomato Powder

Once your tomatoes are completely dry, you will put them into a high powered blender, coffee grinder, or use mortar and pestle. Now, you have powder, but I don’t stop there. There is going to be some moisture in the powder. I take a coffee filter and put the powder in it, and put it back into the dehydrator for a few hours at 125 degrees. This assures that it is completely dry and shelf stable for a long time.

Using a coffee filter to dry the powder will insure your powder doesn’t end up all over your dehydrator.

Uses for Tomato Powder

  • Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
  • Homemade Tomato Sauce
  • Homemade Tomato Juice
  • Stir it into dressings
  • Sprinkle it on popcorn
  • Tomato Soup

How do you use your tomato powder? Let us know in the comments!

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