Shira's Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Recipe by Mirj2338
READY IN: 35mins




  • Cover the tomatoes in boiling water for about 30 minutes.
  • Squeeze dry and then slice on a cutting board.
  • Put them into a food processor with the garlic and basil and process for a minute or two.
  • Add the vinegar.
  • Start adding water, one tablespoon at a time, while the machine is running.
  • The mass should start to turn into a deep red paste.
  • Add one tablespoon of oil.
  • Taste and then add the salt and pepper as needed (some brands of dried tomatoes are very salty).
  • You may need more water to make it spreadable.
  • Spoon into a glass jar, pressing down with a spoon and then pour olive oil over top to keep out the air.
  • Always make sure that the top is covered with olive oil.
  • Keep refrigerated.
  • Shira says:
  • I buy the tomatoes in the shuk (outdoor market), it pays to shop around because they can be quite expensive.
  • I have also made this with lemon juice instead of vinegar but I think it spoils faster.