Staple Corner: Marinated Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Marinated Sun-Dried Tomatoes

I'm quite certain I will always have a batch of these freshly marinated sun-dried tomatoes on hand for numerous recipes from now on. I originally found this recipe in Once Upon a Tart by Frank Mentesana and Jerome Audereau, a fairly recent addition to my cookbook collection that has quickly become a favorite. I tweaked the recipe a bit in preparation for a bean and zucchini salad that I'm looking forward to trying. The rest of the puzzle pieces will be coming soon. In the meantime, just indulge as is, over pasta, or with crusty bread. Use your culinary imagination. The jarred variety pales in comparison. Trust me. A bonus is this recipe is so easy to prepare. It took only 15 minutes to whip together with staple ingredients and this includes the cleanup time.

Marinated Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Be sure to use dry (not oil-packed) sun-dried tomatoes, and look for brands that don't have added sugar or salt if possible. The marinated tomatoes will keep in the fridge for a few weeks in a sealed jar or container. Just stir them every few days to distribute the marinade over the tomatoes.

Marinated Sun-Dried Tomatoes Marinated Sun-Dried Tomatoes
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Adapted from Once Upon a Tart: Soups, Salads, Muffins, and More
Published on June 7, 2010

Simple but robust and delicious homemade marinated sun-dried tomatoes

Preparation: 10 minutes

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  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 lb (225 g or about 60) sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • Lightly salt the water and bring to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and boil for about 1 minute to soften them up. Drain and let them cool while you make the marinade.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and garlic. Continue to whisk and pour in the olive oil. Add the tomatoes to the bowl, and stir well to coat.

  • Refrigerate in a sealed jar for up to several weeks, stirring every few days.

Makes about 2 cups

Marinated Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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Magic of Spice said...

This looks wonderful, love sun dried tomatoes!

MapMaster said...

Great addition to any little foods platter. You're right, these would be far better than the mushy store-bought kind.

AJ said...

These look super Lisa. I ususally buy the marinated ones - next time I will try and marinate them at home!!

Rajani said...

my first time here, this is an excellent recipe!

Johanna GGG said...

I love the sun glinting off the photo and all the flavours in these sun dried tomatoes

narrow kitchen table said...

The photo just made my mouth water! I love it. This is something that I can't wait to try!

Vegetarian Zest said...

I came to your blog by chance and was looking for a recipe which includes sun dried tomatoes.I found two recipes which i would like to give a try. Awesome website. Bookmarked.

The Food Hunter said...

they look delicious and so easy to make. I can see why you'd always want to have them on hand.

eatme_delicious said...

Yum I can imagine how good these are! Would love to have some in my fridge right now.

Preety said...

i usually buy them but love to make my own..great recipe..

Unknown said...

Just made this and don't know that I'll be able to wait for them to marinate! So happy to have found your recipe, thank you!