Abi’s favourite ways with sundried tomatoes

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Abi’s favourite ways with sundried tomatoes

Lately Abigail Donnelly has been craving sundried tomatoes – the soft-eating ones from Woolworths that are immersed in a vinegary sharp-sweet marinade. There are myriad ways to use them – from baked potato skins to popcorn. Here are her favourites.

At one stage I used to throw sundried tomatoes into just about everything and then, as the trend past, I kind of forgot about them. But now they’re back in our kitchen and I’m loving them again, especially the dressing from the Woolworths ones poured onto a tray of roasted peppers as soon as they come out of the oven and then tossed with toasted pine nuts and cubes of feta. The feta doesn’t melt, but it does become warm and soft.

I’m trying to stay away from chips and dips so we’re making our own flavoured bowls of popcorn instead. Finely diced sundried tomatoes melted into butter and then tossed with freshly made popcorn are rather tasty.

Here are some of my favourite ways to eat sundried tomatoes – remember the marinade that they are packed in makes a delicious salad dressing:

• Bake a potato, skin and all, in the oven, split it open and spoon over some cream cheese, sundried tomatoes and a bit of their dressing.
• Add to meatballs, hamburger patties and Bolognese sauce to add an intense richness.
• Fry some diced salmon, toss with cream and sundried tomatoes then toss through al dente spaghetti.
• Add to omelettes.
• Serve with capers, ricotta, avo and chilli.
• Add to creamy butternut, tomato, cauliflower or potato soups.

Abigail Donnelly Article by: Abigail Donnelly

Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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