9 Ways to Preserve Tomatoes
From canning to drying to freezing, find out some easy methods for preserving tomatoes.
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The Versatile Tomato
A uniquely adaptable fruit every home gardener should try growing — whether in a raised bed or in a pot on a balcony — the tomato also lends itself to a variety of preservation methods.
Add flavor, color and thickness to recipes using homemade tomato paste.
Get the Recipe: How to Make Tomato Paste at Home
Follow these easy steps to learn how to can your tomato haul.
Get the How-to: How to Can Tomatoes
Make Tomato Chips
These crispy little tomato chips are packed with tomato flavor and can be easily made at home.
Get the Recipe: Homemade Tomato Chips Recipe
Homemade Ketchup Recipe
The perennially popular American condiment, ketchup can be made at home and is a great way to capture fresh tomato flavor for the long term.
Get the Recipe: Homemade Ketchup
Before canning changed the face of food preservation, the most common method for preparing tomatoes to be stored for the winter was dehydration.
Get the Recipe: How to Make Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Pickled Green Tomatoes Recipe
Pickled green tomatoes are a classic Southern way to preserve the harvest.
Get the Recipe: How to Pickle Green Tomatoes
Make Homemade Chow Chow
Late season green tomatoes are the primary ingredient in this sweet and spicy Southern condiment you can preserve now to enjoy with barbecue sandwiches, beans, in tuna salad, fish cakes and hamburgers.
Get the Recipe: Chow Chow Recipe
Can Homemade Salsa
Cook up and preserve some delectable homemade salsa with ingredients straight from your garden.
Get the Recipe: How to Can Salsa
One of the most straightforward ways to preserve tomatoes is freezing.
Learn More : Freezing Tomatoes: 365 Days of Delicious