A zesty two-ingredient spread made with pureed sun-dried tomatoes and olive oil. A great appetizer for a party, a gameday snack, or anytime.
Wow. Sun-dried tomatoes are so rich in flavor. They add an extra pop of flavor to anything they are added to. I often just much them right out of the jar. I love keeping a jar of these little beauties in the fridge for easy addition to pastas, pizzas, and antipasti. Sun-dried Tomato Spread is simple (just a puree of sun-dried tomatoes and olive oil), packed with lycopene, versatile, and delicious.
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This spread is so easy and quick to prepare and it's so delicious it will impress everyone. It's perfect for a fancy dinner party or even a simple gameday snack. I also love that it is healthy (packed with fiber and lycopene) in kind of a sneaky way. Sundried tomatoes are just so delicious you don't even consider their nutrition, but it's there.
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Sun-dried Tomato Spread
Prep time: under 10 minutes
Sundried tomatoes in Italian seasoned oil
Fresh basil (optional)
This is super simple.
In the bowl of a food processor, fitted with the chopping blade, add about 20-30 sundried tomatoes.
Turn the processor on and let chop/puree until the tomatoes are finely chopped. Add optional ingredients (if using) and continue to chop.
Add oil 1 tablespoon at a time while processing until spread is to your desired consistency. You may not need any extra oil if you use oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes ...if it looks dry add some oil (remember it's easy to add more oil but you can't really take it away so err on the less oil side).
The spread is ready to serve immediately. Serve with your favorite bread, meats, and cheese. It's great on sandwiches or paninis and as a pizza sauce too.
Refrigerate any leftover spread. I've kept it for up to a week...it would probably last longer (maybe not as long if you add fresh basil), but I always eat it all right away.
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