Turn on your oven to 170* F. If you want a quicker result, go with about 210* F.
Gather your ingredients! I used veggies straight from the garden. So eco-friendly! I suggest Beefsteak, Yellow Pear, Cherry, and Big Boy tomatoes. Sweet Thing and jalepeno peppers. You also need basil
Sweet Thing Peppers
Patio and Big Boy tomatoes
Supplies (Olive Oil optional, gives a slightly softer texture and a nice flavor)
Wash those veggies!
Yup, four photos of me washing tomatoes and peppers. Just 'cause!
Put your veggies on a rack to drip-dry. No need to completely dry them off.
Slice larger tomatoes into even slices. The cherry tomatoes can be "chunked" according to how large they need to be to not fall through the wire rack. You can also leave them whole.
Be sure to remove the green part, then spread evenly, with no touching edges, on a large wire rack over the cookie sheet.
Chop the basil into fine pieces!
Sprinkle generous amounts of salt and pepper on, then add the basil.
Just a close-up. The tomatoes should look like this.
Place into the oven.
Chop the peppers- these are the Sweet Thing peppers.
The jalepenos- remove the seeds as best you can.
Place in a colander and rinse to remove more seeds.
Extra Step! These Yellow Pear Tomatoes have a more delicate flavor so I did them separately from the others.
Add salt, pepper, and basil to the yellow pears or equivalent.
Spray the rimmed baking pan with a baking spray. You could also use oil, but I didn't want my peppers too greasy.
Put a SMALL amount of oil on your yellow pears or equivalent. I used about 1 teaspoon for around 6 tomatoes.
Spread the peppers and yellow pears or equivalent on the sheet. Be sure not to let them touch!
Pull out the other tomatoes and add about two tablespoons of olive oil if you want the flavor.
If you want to do a whole cherry tomato instead of slicing, simply cut some small slits in it and add salt and pepper, basil if you wish. I did not have time to finish the whole cherry tomatoes.
These take longer, so I don't have the finished images where they are done.
I also tried some jalepenos whole to make pepper flakes but they took super long.
The tomatoes about a third of the way done. This takes several hours!
Almost-finished peppers! If you want them softer take them out while they are still flexible.
The finished Sweet Thing peppers. They were really good on a veggie burger with the tomatoes and caramelized onions.
The finished tomatoes! I like mine slightly softer with less crunch- these were in on 210* F for about five hours, leave for another 30 min to hour if you want them crunchier. Now enjoy!
- Tomatoes (any kind)
- Fresh Basil
- Kosher Salt
- Fresh Black Pepper
- Cookie Sheet
- Baking Tray
- Wire Rack
- Olive Oil
- Nonstick Spray