Last week, I wrote about making home-made pasta sauce from our garden tomatoes to freeze for the winter. Another great way to use your summer tomatoes during the winter is to roast and freeze them without processing first. This way you can grab however many tomatoes you need for your whatever recipe you’d like.
First, wash the tomatoes you’d like to roast.
Then cut the tomatoes up into smaller pieces – I just halfed the ones we had since they were already small. Place them in a bowl and mix in 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and some cracked pepper. Once they are coated, spread them out on a baking sheet.
I followed these instructions, and roasted them in an oven at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
Then, let the tomatoes fully cool. At this point, you can stick them in ziplock bags and put them in the freezer to use all winter long.
Do you have any other ways you like to save your summer produce for winter recipes?
Here are a few recipes I’m thinking of using our tomatoes in: