I had to figure out a way to use all the tomatoes I had from our garden and from our CSA and I was getting tired of making diced tomatoes and homemade marinara sauce so I thought I would try something different.
The above photo shows what I mixed together to make the sundried tomatoes. I peeled about 6 tomatoes. The easiest way to peel is to drop the tomatoes in boiling water for about a minute. Remove them and put them in a bowl of ice water. The peels will just slide off. Cut the cores/stems off the tomatoes. Cut the tomatoes into eighths or smaller depending on the size of the tomatoes. Put them in a bowl and mix them with olive oil, shallots, minced garlic, salt, pepper and chopped basil.
After marinating for about 30 minutes, place in a dehydrator. My dehydrator is very simple; just plug in an and leave it. There is no temperature setting. Let sit in the dehydrator for anywhere from 7-12 hours. As you can see from my finished product photo below, I overcooked mine a bit, as I forgot to unplug it before I went to bed. Mine cooked for about 20 hours. They were pretty crispy but the flavor was awesome. You should take them out when they are the same texture as a raisin.