How to make homemade tomato powder

Whatever the reason you end up with too many tomatoes, the solution for them is to make tomato powder.

Got too many tomatoes? And you can’t stand to eat another one until next summer? Try making tomato powder! It’s versatile, doesn’t take up space in the fridge or freezer, and you’ll be able to use up all those good tomatoes before they go bad!

What is tomato powder?

These are dehydrated, powdered tomatoes that you can store in your pantry. A great way to consume a large amount of tomatoes.

All you need is a knife and a dehydrator (learn how to make your own dehydrator).

With tomato powder you can make tomato paste, tomato sauce and even tomato soup.

More ideas for tomato powder:

  • Add to homemade barbecue sauce.
  • Add to soups and homemade chili.
  • Add a little to the meatloaf or meatball seasoning mix.
  • Mix with herbs and add to cream cheese spread.

The steps to make tomato powder are quite simple and easy. Let’s see!

How to make homemade tomato powder.

What do you need?

  • Cutting board.
  • Serrated knife.
  • Tea towel.
  • Dehydrator.
  • 2 medium plates (only if using cherry tomatoes).
  • Food processor or food processor.

Tomato powder manufacturing process.

1. Prepare the tomatoes.

Wash and place the tomatoes on a tea towel to dry them. Dry them lightly so they don’t slip out of your hands when you handle them.

2. Cut the tomatoes.

The idea is to obtain slices or pieces about 1 cm thick. If you are using cherry tomatoes, just cut them in half.

If you are using regular tomatoes, you will need to slice them.

3. Place the tomatoes in the dehydrator.

If using cherry tomatoes, place them cut side up. Otherwise, place the slices on the tray. The tomatoes should be in a single layer, but it’s okay if they touch each other.

4. Dehydrate.

The dehydration time varies depending on the tomatoes you use, but it should be at least 8 hours. When the tomatoes seem to be almost completely dry, leave them for another hour. If they still seem wet, give them another 4 hours.

Once the tomatoes are 100% dry, place them in a food processor or food processor. Chop the tomatoes for about 30 seconds, then allow the machine to cool for another 30 seconds. Repeat the process until all the tomatoes are a fine powder.

5. How to store tomato powder.

Store tomato powder in a glass jar in the pantry for up to a year. If you are not sure that the powder is completely dry, you can also store it in the freezer.

Do you use tomato powder?

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