Last week I shared some of the garden bounty with a few gals and one told me her favorite way to preserve tomatoes is freezing them whole.
That seems so much simpler than canning tomatoes or making several batches of pasta sauce and chili to freeze for the winter.
So, I gave it a test run.
She said to pick, wash, bag and freeze the tomatoes whole. When you want to cook with them, run the frozen fruits under warm water to loosen the skin. Then, peel the tomatoes, chop and cook.
She likes to use them in everything from soup to sauces. And, she’s right! It was super easy and my latest batch of chili turned out fabulous made with the frozen tomatoes. I was worried about a grainy texture, but the tomatoes were perfect.
So, what’s your favorite way to preserve tomatoes?
Until next time,
*This post was originally published on my old foodie blog, Whole Foods Living.