Oil-Packed, Oven-Dried Heirloom Tomatoes

Local, organic heirloom tomatoes are back at Oliver’s, and to celebrate, we’re featuring them at just $2.99 a pound! Choose from a variety of our favorite heirlooms, and let us show you what a real tomato tastes like. Heirloom tomato season comes but once every year, so take this opportunity to get top notch heirloom flavor year-round. Drying your heirlooms and packing them in flavored olive oil will keep these precious gems of summer around well past the last heatwave of the season – use them in pestos, pastas, salads, or anywhere you need a kick of tomato flavor.

*Prices good through 8/11/20.

  • Serves: 16-18 ounces
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours


  • 2 lb. Fresh Heirloom Tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 large Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Cracked Black Peppercorns
  • 1/4 tsp. Chili Flake
  • 2 c. Good Extra Virgin Olive Oil OR enough oil to cover
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees, and prep two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Arrange heirloom tomato slices on baking sheets, then bake until slices are dry but still supple, about 4 hours. Transfer finished tomatoes to a cooling rack and cool completely.

  2. Arrange a layer of tomato slices in the bottom of sanitized, dried 16 or 18 ounce clamp jar, then sprinkle lightly with layer of garlic, cracked pepper, chili flake, and salt. Repeat with remaining tomato slices and flavoring ingredients until used up, leaving about 1 inch of headspace.

  3. Pour in enough olive oil to cover tomatoes completely. Seal tightly and place in a cool, dry place to sit for a week. Use in sauces, salads, spreads, and even dips!

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