Ideas for Using Sun Dried Tomatoes

Traina Foods California Sun Dried Tomatoes

How to use... this gourmet staple

Baked Potato with Sundried Tomatoes
Baked Potato with Sundried Tomatoes

Every Traina Sun Dried Tomato starts as a carefully selected plump, full-flavored tomato that has gently ripened on the vine under the warm California sun. After picking, the tomatoes are washed, electronically color-sorted and hand-sorted by experienced tomato professionals. Only the juiciest, ripest tomatoes are cut in half and placed on redwood drying trays for the slow, gentle drying process, which takes approximately seven sunny days.

This most ancient of all food-preserving techniques uses the sun to slowly extract excess moisture from the tomato, leaving sun dried fruit concentrated with natural sugars and nutrients. Today's leading chefs continue to use this gourmet staple in the most creative ways.

Ideas for Using Traina Foods Sun Dried Tomatoes

Condiments

  • Sun dried tomato caper pesto
  • Tomato - golden raisin chutney
  • Sun dried tomato and garlic spice rub
  • Italian seasoned breadcrumbs with sun dried tomatoes
  • Sun dried tomato spicy jelly
  • Chunky sun dried tomato ketchup
  • Bread rolled with a sun dried tomato pesto spread
  • Spinach, feta, sun dried tomato, olive spread

Appetizers

  • Sun dried tomato cream cheese spread
  • Eggplant caponata with sun dried tomatoes
  • Giant olives stuffed with garlic sliver and diced sun dried tomato
  • Popcorn, garlic butter and sun dried tomato bits
  • Sun dried tomato topped focaccia
  • Sun dried tomato, spinach quiche
  • Spicy muffuletta salad with sun dried tomatoes
  • Feta, sun dried tomato filo triangles
  • Grilled pizza topped with Greek olives, spinach and sun dried tomatoes
  • Sun dried tomato spiral bread loaf sprinkled with Parmesan
  • White beans, garlic puree with sun dried tomatoes
  • Sun dried tomato tapenade topped crostini
  • Sun dried tomato and Asiago cheese topped wheat crackers
  • Sun dried tomato aioli dip
  • Hot artichoke, Parmesan and sun dried tomato dip
  • Spicy sun dried tomato jam topped crostini
  • Sun dried tomato Parmesan scones
  • Marinated artichoke and sun dried tomato spread
  • Romano cheese, black pepper, sun dried tomato "refrigerator dough" breadsticks
  • Hero sliders filled with meat and cheese, marinated artichokes hearts and sun dried tomatoes

Soups, Sauces

  • Creamy sun dried tomato soup
  • Italian vegetable soup with sun dried tomato pesto topping
  • White bean, pasta, and sun dried tomato soup
  • Chunky sun dried tomato pasta sauce
  • Sun dried tomato pasta
  • Sun dried tomato Alfredo sauce
  • Tuna, caper, anchovy and sun dried tomato sauce
  • Triple tomato sauce - fresh, canned and sun dried
  • Double tomato salsa - fresh and sun-dried tomatoes

Sides

  • Sun dried tomato, chive, sour cream stuffed baked potato
  • Spring asparagus dressed with sun dried tomato vinaigrette
  • Parsley, red onion, sun dried tomato couscous salad
  • Lentil soup enriched with sun dried tomatoes and spinach
  • Fresh spinach, white bean, sun dried tomato salad
  • Savory rice with sun dried tomato herb seasoning
  • Grilled polenta squares with sun dried tomato-pine nut topping
  • Sun dried tomato mashed potatoes
  • Creamy chive and sun dried tomato baked grits

Entrees

  • Shrimp. sun dried tomato, broccoli pasta
  • Char-grilled chicken, cannelloni bean, sun dried tomato salad
  • Sicilian-style meatballs blended with sun dried tomatoes and golden raisins
  • Spaghetti with an olive oil, tuna, caper sun dried tomato quick sauce
  • Sun dried tomato ravioli, tortellini & lasagna
  • Penne pasta, sun dried tomato, chicken cream sauce
  • Sun dried tomato, lemon peel, kalamata olive sauce over steamed clams
  • Baked halibut topped with sun dried tomato Italian bread crumbs
  • Grilled grouper with sun dried tomato, caper, anchovy, white wine sauce
  • Spicy shrimp tossed with celery pieces and diced sun dried tomatoes
  • Roasted beef tenderloin stuffed with roasted garlic and sun dried tomatoes
  • Ricotta, spinach, sun dried tomato stuffed chicken breasts
  • SoufflĂ© flavored with goat cheese and sun dried tomato
  • Savory Italian sausage, sun dried tomato, pine nut sauce orzo
  • Greek flavored turkey burgers - feta, sun dried tomatoes and red onion
  • Pasta with a trio of grilled peppers and chipotle seasoned sun dried tomatoes
  • Pine nut, basil, sun dried mascarpone torta
  • Spring pasta - sun dried tomatoes, asparagus tips and goat cheese
  • California pizza - artichoke hears, julienne of peppers, sun dried tomatoes and pesto
  • Puff pastry tart topped with zucchini, sun dried tomatoes and mozzarella
  • Escarole, white bean, sun dried tomato and sausage stew
  • Garlic and oil spaghetti topped with sun dried garlicky breadcrumbs
  • Farfalle pasta with baby spinach, roasted walnuts, sun dried tomatoes and ricotta
  • Spinach, parmesan, sun dried tomato filo rolls
  • Summer zucchini fritatta with sun dried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese
  • Eggplant slices stacked with dried tomato pesto, Jack and Parmesan cheese
  • Seared steaks topped with goat cheese, caper and sun dried tomato butter

 

 

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