Mixed Vegetable Leather



2 cups cored, cut-up tomatoes
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped celery
salt to taste


  1. Combine ingredients. Cook over low heat in a covered saucepan 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Purée or force through a sieve or colander. Return to saucepan and cook until thickened.
  3. Pour puree onto plastic wrap and spread by tilting the tray or cookie sheet to about 1/8 inch thick. Leave a 1-inch border to allow for spreading during drying.
  4. Puree may take six to 24 hours to dry. See dryness test below.
  5. Remove from tray and cool briefly. Place leather on clean plastic wrap and roll up, so plastic separates layers of leather.

Dry time: 6 to 24 hours

Test for dryness: Leather is done when it has a leathery appearance and is pliable enough to roll up in a jelly-roll fashion. Test by separating leather from plastic wrap. If it separates easily it is done.


So Easy to Preserve, 6th ed. 2014