Dehydrating,  Food

Dehydrating Tomatoes For Tomato Powder

There are so many great things you can do with your dehydrated veggies (I can write on that later). One item I always try to make enough of (specially when tomatoes are in season) is, tomato powder. It is so versatile not to mention easy.

I always start my dehydrator before I begin. That gives it enough time to heat up.

Wash we tomatoes and be sure to cut out any bad spots. Slice them up, ( I love using this to slice all my veggies) 1/4 inch thick and lay them on the tray. You want them close together, but not touching.

Temperature and Time

Set your dehydrator on 125 degrees, and your timer for 10-12 hours. Drying time depends on your dehydrator.


Your tomatoes are dry when the feel like paper.

I love using my Vitamix when I make my own seasonings and powders.

Making Tomato Powder

Once your tomatoes are completely dry, you will put them into a high powered blender, coffee grinder, or use mortar and pestle. Now, you have powder, but I don’t stop there. There is going to be some moisture in the powder. I take a coffee filter and put the powder in it, and put it back into the dehydrator for a few hours at 125 degrees. This assures that it is completely dry and shelf stable for a long time.

Using a coffee filter to dry the powder will insure your powder doesn’t end up all over your dehydrator.

Uses for Tomato Powder

  • Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
  • Homemade Tomato Sauce
  • Homemade Tomato Juice
  • Stir it into dressings
  • Sprinkle it on popcorn
  • Tomato Soup

How do you use your tomato powder? Let us know in the comments!

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