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Hey, got a jar of sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil as part of a gift. What are some good suggestions for it?

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    1. OMG, you're on your way to heaven. Chop them up in salads, include them in a pasta dish, use them in hot or cold sandwiches or a part of a stuffing with vegetables or as an ingredient in a strata. They can be used (chopped) in scrambled eggs and omelets, pureed and used as a spread on bruschetta (with a little bit of good quality cheese - provolone, ricotta, mozzarella) and a thousand other tasty uses.

      1. One of my fav ways is in tuna fish salad. Since they are already packed in oil you're halfway there. I add a bit of fresh lime juice, some chopped green onion and serve on tomato basil bread. Yummy.

        1. i chop 'em up and use them with quinoa or cous cous - yum!

          1. There's an unbelieveable number of uses for them; my fav is straight out of the jar, while standing in front of the frig with the door open.

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            1. And don't forget to use the oil in homemade vinaigrette, marinade, etc.

              1. My preferred use is simply on a sandwich or as part of a mixed tapas style starter.

                For something cooked, we make a tomato tart. Taking ready puff pasty, it gets smeared with tomato chutney and topped with a mix of sun-dried (or sun-blushed) tomatoes and halved cherry tomatoes. Scattering of dried thyme and oregano. Bakes for about 20 minutes

                1. Thanks for the tips guys!