I had to cover the top of the plate with a cloth to prevent any dust from falling on to them and as you can see this is how they looked after a day of sun bathing in the hot sun. At this stage I guess instead of having to dry them for another day, you could also use your oven for an hour to dry them out completely before storing.
- While storing leave some space on top as the tomatoes will slightly increase in size after absorbing the oil.
- You can leave out garlic if you do not like and instead add dried herbs too.
- If you do not have olive oil at hand, use any other unflavored oil like sunflower oil. I divided the tomatoes and stored half in olive oil and the rest in sunflower oil.
- You can also drop out the salt, oil etc and store the tomatoes in a ziploc bag and freeze them.