Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

Dried plum tomatoes give the sauce its rich, sweet flavor.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese


  • Place the sun-dried tomatoes in a heatproof bowl and cover them with boiling water. Set aside for 30 minutes. Drain tomatoes and place them in the bowl of a food processor with the garlic. While the processor is running, add the olive oil in a steady stream until you have a smooth paste.
  • Add the basil leaves, salt, pepper, and Parmesan and pulse briefly to mix.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve, or up to 4 days.