Oven-Dried Tomatoes

Pumarori salati

Preparation info
  • Makes

    one pint

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sicilian Feasts

By Giovanna Bellia La Marca

Published 2023

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Cut the tomatoes in half lengthwise and place in a jelly-roll pan, cut side up. Sprinkle the tomatoes with salt, and place in a 200-degree oven for 12 to 14 hours or until the tomatoes are dried but still pliable. Cool to room temperature, place in a jar with fresh basil leaves between the layers, if desired, and cover with olive oil.


  • 2 pounds Italian plum tomatoes
  • Kosher salt as needed
  • Fresh basil leaves (optional)
  • 1


After the tomatoes have been consumed, the flavored oil is delicious to dip bread in or to pour over pasta, vegetables, or salad. Because these tomatoes are not completely dried, they are perishable, but will keep in the refrigerator for about three weeks if they are submerged in the olive oil.

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