I have to admit that sun-dried tomatoes have not always been high on my list...mostly because I had never really had them until a few years ago. And now? Love 'em. I always keep a few on hand. They really pack some flavor into so many different recipes. (See below for some ideas.)
I like to buy mine in a bag as opposed to packed in oil, but that is just out of preference and an minuscule effort to save a few calories.
And have I mentioned that they are so good for you with all that lycopene? They are even healthier when combined with a little oil or fat because lycopene is fat-soluable.
How-to: soaking and softening sun-dried tomatoes.
As a topping--slice thinly for a real boost of flavor
In place of a red sauce, use chopped sun-dried tomatoes on a white pizza with chicken, spinach, artichoke hearts, and a good melting cheese like Fontina. A great alternative to your regular Friday night pizza.
*Finely chop and add to polenta, biscuits, pasta sauce, salad, or even to spruce up a regular vinaigrette
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
I have couple more recipes that call for sun-dried tomatoes that I will post at a later date. Print this post