Author Topic: sun dried (?) cherry tomatoes with herbs - have 'em, what to do with 'em?  (Read 250 times)

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cicero

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So i was in my favorite beans/coffee/spice store yesterday (the kind that sell goods in open sacks and you can pick what you want). i noticed these beautiful dried cherry tomatoes (i assumed sun dried), with herbs, salt and i think oil. I bought 200 gram without actually thinking what to do with them.

I used to make a spread with dried tomatoes, but those were regular sun dried tomatoes. (i used to soak them, then pulverize with olive oil and herbs). What does one do with these tomatoes? A spread is fine, but looking for other ideas as well.

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Crock pot over chicken? Mixed into regular spaghetti sauce?

They sound delicious, BTW ;) What a find.

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Cut them up and mix everything (including the oil) into pasta
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cicero

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thanks. so far i added a few to an eggplant stew- yum. didn't even need to add any spices or anything.

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I dry my own and put them in many things - tossed salad, pasta, soup, green beans, etc. They are just good.

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Mix with goat cheese, stuff inside a chicken breast and bake or grill.

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Chèvre (or, if you don't like goat cheese, cream cheese works) topped with the sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, and capers or olives is yummy.

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One of my favorite pasta dishes is penne pasta, sun dried tomatoes sliced, goat cheese, spinach (can be cooked or not), and a little olive oil.  Toss and serve. 

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I think they'd be great in a pasta salad with chick peas and goats cheese and a balsamic type dressing.
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I put everything on crackers...

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wow what great ideas - thanks everyone.

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One of my favorite pasta dishes is penne pasta, sun dried tomatoes sliced, goat cheese, spinach (can be cooked or not), and a little olive oil.  Toss and serve.

Oh, this reminds me of a salad I used to get at a favorite lunch spot. It was a spinach, lettuce and arugula mix topped with cooled mini pene pasta, a vinaigrette with fresh basil and diced sundried tomatoes, capers, pine nuts and crumbled goat cheese. I think you could add grilled chicken or shrimp but I didn't bother. I bet I ate it weekly as the restaurant delivered and we had lots of working lunch meetings. I might have to make it for dinner this week.