Cooking with Sun Dried Tomatoes: My Favorite Recipes

When it comes to dried foods, I love cooking with sun dried tomatoes the most. If you’ve ever tried them before, you probably feel the same way! 

In fact, I bet that’s why you’re here…to find out how many different ways you can use sun dried tomatoes!

Tomatoes have a mild flavor that intensifies when they’re dried, giving them a unique, savory flavor. 

I like to chop them up and add them to pastas, salads, soups, and more. 

But there’s really only one rule to follow when cooking with them:

Don’t be afraid to experiment! 

10 Best Sun Dried Tomato Recipes

Cooking with sun dried tomatoes is a little different in that you don’t need an exact recipe to follow. You can add them to just about anything! But if you're looking for a place to start and get inspired, these are some of my favorite ways to use them.


How to Use Sun Dried Tomatoes in Salads

If you’re looking for a way to make your salads more interesting, then sun dried tomatoes are the change that you need.

There are no limits when it comes to using them in your salads. I personally enjoy adding chopped sun dried tomatoes with feta cheese to my spinach salads. 

Tomatoes pair well with balsamic vinegar dressings and often go well with pine nuts as well.

You can also turn sun dried tomatoes into a salad dressing by blending it with oil and other herbs. 

If you do use them in salads, you’ll want to chop them or look for tomatoes that have been stored in oil.

The larger tomatoes can end up being tough in salads which makes them more challenging to chew. Chopping them into smaller pieces and using a dressing will keep them soft.

What to Do with Leftover Sun Dried Tomato Oil

This oil contains the tomato flavors, so don’t throw it out! It can be used to enhance so many dishes.

Try adding it to your homemade salad dressings or even use it in cooking. It’s a great choice for stir-frying fresh vegetables without having to add any other seasonings. 

You can also continue to use the oil to store foods like feta cheese or olives. When they marinate in the leftover oil, they get a richer flavor profile.

I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do! Let me know what you think 🙂

READ NEXT: Learn how to make your own sun dried tomatoes!

2 thoughts on “Cooking with Sun Dried Tomatoes: My Favorite Recipes”

  1. how do cook with dried vegetables. I don’t see any info on beans and other things mentioned in the Epoch Times article

    • Hi Tracy! I’m working on getting more content up for cooking with dried vegetables. Life is busy, so it’s slow going. For a quick tip, I soak my dried vegetables in a mason jar filled with water or chicken broth (to add flavor) the morning that I plan on cooking with them. They are nice and hydrated by the time I cook supper that night. If you’re cooking soup, stew, or anything else that’s liquid-heavy, you can toss them right in without rehydrating first as they will naturally rehydrate during the cooking process. Hope that helps!


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