We’ll show you how to put those tomato skins to use with this simple dried tomato powder seasoning recipe.
Making Dried Tomato Powder
The next time you start the process of making tomato sauce from scratch or a homemade salsa for canning, remember to save those tomato skins. Any variety of tomatoes will do, whether it’s roma tomatoes or other type of fresh garden tomatoes, it’s easier than you make think to turn those skins into a healthy and versatile seasoning.
Striving to get the most use out of our produce without any unnecessary waste, and especially those fruits and vegetables we grow in our garden is important for us here on the blog. Recipes such as this garlic scapes pesto, homemade apple cider vinegar and any one of our delicious jam recipes are all ways we preserve our fresh produce.
Tomato Powder Uses
Tomato powder is a versatile seasoning, it can be added to any homestyle recipe that calls for seasoning mix, such as our easy baked chicken drumsticks, grilled pork shoulder recipe and even our classic European stuffed peppers.
How To Make Dried Tomato Powder
- Parchment Paper
- Baking Sheet
- Coffee grinder
- Jar with lid
- Wash tomatoes.
- Cut a small slit at the top of each tomato to help peel the skin after blanching.
- Blanch tomatoes in boiling water for 1 minute.
- Remove blanched tomatoes and place in a bowl.
- Peel skin and place the tomato skin on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Use the tomatoes to make homemade tomato sauce and salsa. Refer to our other posts for those recipes.
- Bake tomato skins at 190F for 3-4 hours in total.
- Can also use a convection setting. This will cause tomato skins to dry faster but be sure to check throughout the baking process to avoid burning.
- After one hour of baking, turn tomato skins over and continue to bake for another hour.
- Turn tomato skins over again and bake for another 1-2 hours.
- The goal of the skins is to be completely dry but not burnt.
- Grind the dried tomato skins with a coffee grinder or other type of grinder until a fine powder is formed.
- Place the tomato powder in a jar with a lid and place in the fridge or counter top for later use.
- Alternatively, you can can also use a food dehydrator if you have one.
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