Sundried Cherry Tomatoes: A Week-Long Project PLUS a Recipe for a Simple Sundried Tomato Pesto
Hi Everyone! It is a new week with new challenges but we made it into the new year! I started the new year (or to be precise the 30th December) with some sundried cherry tomatoes! I wish I could also post the smell. It is so intense and sweet and caramel-ly. I prefer to make these sundried tomatoes from cherry tomatoes for two reasons: it goes quicker and I think the flavour is more intense. Or let's be honest you cannot compare these sundried tomatoes to say Roma tomatoes. It is just a different flavour you get. These are sweeter and caramel-ly, if that makes sense. Interesting fact, if your tomatoes are sweeter (like cherry tomatoes) rather than acidic (such as Roma), your final product will be darker even black. I think also it got too hot here. In any case, I will now post the progress and at the end, I will give you a recipe for a very simple sundried cherry tomato pesto recipe.
It has been sunny and round about 30 degrees celsius here for weeks. Perfect conditions to dry out tomatoes in my opinion!
Sundried Cherry Tomato Pesto Recipe
Interesting, the word pesto comes from the action of crushing or smashing, especially I think in the mortar and pistil. In this very simple and easy pesto, I cut the sundried cherry tomatoes into small pieces with a scissor and toast some nuts. I crush the nuts and add lots of olive oil and the cut tomatoes. I mix them and voila! There is an easy pesto. It took a week to make, but I think this is superior to the quick-drying techniques. Please give this a try! Enjoy and stay healthy and safe.