Dried naturally in the sun or artificially in the oven, these dark red tomatoes are intensely sweet and very chewy. Their rich flavor complements dips, salads, sauces, pastas, sandwiches and many other dishes. They can also be eaten out of hand as a snack.
Sun-dried tomatoes can be made at home (especially wonderful if you have a tomato garden) or purchased at the market. The halves or slices are typically sold packed in oil (softer) or dry-packed in cellophane (more chewy).
Unopened oil- and dry-packed tomatoes can be stored at room temperature for up to a year. Once opened, oil-packed tomatoes should be covered with olive oil and refrigerated for up to three months. Dry-packed tomatoes can be stored in a zipper bag in a cool, dark place for up to six months.
Try one of our favorite sun-dried tomato recipes:
Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
Penne with Creamy Tomato Tuna Sauce
Turkey Meatloaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
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