Dried & Spiced Cherry Tomatoes in Olive Oil Organic
Our organic cherry tomatoes are juicily ripened under the Spanish sun’s rays. They are then gently dried and preserved in fine extra virgin olive oil. The aromatic seasoning of oregano, garlic, thyme, basil and pepper gives the southern antipasto an intense flavour.
The cherry tomato is one of the most popular vegetables in Germany and belongs to the nightshade family. Dried tomatoes are similar to our dried watermelons, as both fresh tomatoes and fresh watermelons have a water content of around 90%. But don’t worry, the taste and all the healthy ingredients are completely preserved during the air-drying process. In addition, our tomatoes are unsulphurised and therefore 100% genuine and natural. The only difference to the dried tomatoes is the type of tomato. Cherry tomatoes are therefore somewhat smaller and are about the size of a cherry.
What can you do with dried tomatoes preserved in oil?
Our dried tomatoes are pickled in oil for two reasons. Firstly, the oil and the herbs intensify the already aromatic taste of the dried tomatoes and secondly, pickled tomatoes have a longer shelf life. Pickled tomatoes are very popular in Italy and Spain as antipasto – i.e. as an appetiser. For example, in combination with other vegetables or with mushrooms and a piece of white bread as a side dish. However, like our dried tomatoes, you can also use the pickled tomatoes very easily in other dishes, such as in tomato sauces, in salads, with potatoes, with vegetables, in casseroles or in gratins. Dried tomatoes are also perfect for a dip made from dried tomatoes or for a homemade pesto, as they add a spicier flavour than fresh tomatoes.
Our tip: Dried tomatoes taste best with pasta. So if you want to make a Mediterranean pasta salad with dried tomatoes, we recommend our handmade pasta from Italy.
How healthy are dried tomatoes?
Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables today. The simple reason for this is that tomatoes contain many vital substances. Numerous vitamins, minerals and trace elements can be found in tomatoes. Its ingredients also act as antioxidants. This means they strengthen the heart and circulation, help against chronic diseases and support the health of mucous membranes, bones, eyes, muscles and skin.
Advantages of our dried vegetables
Our dried tomatoes are air-dried and exclusively from controlled organic cultivation. The drying process gives the fruits a much longer shelf life. Often, the addition of sulphur to dried fruits prevents them from becoming visually unsightly, thus preserving the bright colour of their flesh. Sulphurised fruits can cause intolerances or allergic reactions in sensitive people. However, our tomatoes are completely unsulphurised and without any additives, which is why the colour of the flesh may change slightly. This is absolutely not a sign of poor quality, but merely a sign that it is a 100% natural fruit.
Organic tomato, extra virgin olive oil, oregano, basil, thyme, garlic, pepper.