View Full Version : Freezing tomatoes?
07-14-2007, 08:42 AM
I am soon going to have way TOO Many tomatoes (if there is such a thing!:D ) on my hands. I don't want them to go bad, and as canning is no longer an option on raw, am wondering if anyone has had any success freezing them?
If so, how do you do it? Peel them? Cut them up and drain them first?
07-14-2007, 08:48 AM
Hey there. I would make up Alissa's marinara and freeze that (in canning jars). It freezes well. I know my Mom has frozen them whole, but then used them in soups as they get too mushy. If you have a dehydrator try drying them.
07-14-2007, 08:51 AM
Thanks Veganforlife! I will most certainly be dehydrating some of them, but I was thinking about the winter and how bad tomatoes are in the winter, and want to be able to have some around to make salsa or soup or some other fantastic dish. I wonder if you could just puree them or chop them and put them in a canning jar?
07-14-2007, 09:05 AM
I would say yeah you could probably do either (maybe puree would be better)...I say try it.
07-14-2007, 01:18 PM
I am going to freeze some this week! I'll report back this winter if they're any good. :D
07-14-2007, 03:36 PM
I blend up by color all the tomatoes that are going ripe and I cannot possible consume.
Measure amount of liquid I get out of them and pour into ice cube trays. It's really simple. Them when the cubes are frozen, take them out and label the bag with the measurement (incase I need to know). Right now I have green, yellow and red tomato cubes, watermelon cubes, mango/papaya cubes, coconut milk (homemade) cubes.
Its fun and when I want a smoothie i can just get out my cubes. It's really fast.
And plus these days the freezer is kinda lonely.
07-14-2007, 06:12 PM
Thanks for the ice cube idea! That sounds great.
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