I love sun dried tomatoes. When you take all the water out of a tomato it makes for a bright red jewel bursting with flavor. I went to the farmers market and picked up some fresh tomatoes. Sun dried tomatoes are so so simple to make;
Slice the tomatoes into halves or qaurters depending on the size.
Scoop out the seeds. (You can leave the seeds in but this doubles the dry time.)
Optional; sprinkle with chopped fresh herbs, I tried basil and it was lovely.
I think oregano would be fitting as well.
Place them on your dehydrator tray skin side down.
Set the dehydrator to 115 F.
(any higher and these are no longer raw, the essential enzymes would not remain intact)
Without the seeds they took about 15 hours, with the seeds they took about 20.
However, the time really depends on the size of the slice and how juicy the tomatoes are.
I would check every 4 hours or so.
The 'sun' dried tomatoes should sort of feel like a raisin.
Enjoy, these are lovely as a raw sauce, on salads, as well as on their own!
Plates and Bowls from Anthropologie.