15 Sun-Dried Tomato Recipes – One Green Planet


Sun-dried tomatoes have a chewy texture and a very tart flavor. They also have many health benefits and contain a high concentration of lycopene. They go well in a variety of dishes, from pasta to pizzas to sandwiches to soups and more. Here are 15 sun-dried tomato recipes that will surely make you a fan of this traditional Italian staple!

1. Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil & Balsamic Bucatini

Sun-dried Tomato, Basil & Balsamic Bucatini

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This simple Sun-dried Tomato, Basil & Balsamic Bucatini by Rebecca Hincke turned out to be a favorite dish in this cookbook. The secret ingredient is balsamic vinegar, which adds a rich and tangy depth of flavor that takes this pastry to the next level.

Reprinted with permission from The Vegan Pasta Cookbook by Rebecca Hincke. Page Street Publishing Co. 2022. Photo credit: Rebecca Hincke.

2. Sun-Dried Tomato and Mushroom Bolognese Cake

Sun-Dried Tomato and Mushroom Bolognese Pasta

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This Sun-Dried Tomato and Mushroom Bolognese Pasta by Stefani Weiss is surprising for two reasons – it’s easy to make and this plant-based version of bolognese tastes better than the traditional version. The sauce is made from sundried tomatoes, garlic, and fresh basil, then tossed over pasta with some sautéed mushrooms to complete this tasty soon-to-be favorite meal.

3. Cast-Iron Focaccia with Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Cast-Iron Focaccia with Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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No baked goodie on this planet is more comforting and homey than a fresh-out-of-the-oven focaccia bread. For this Cast-Iron Focaccia with Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomatoes by Cameron Keller discover the delights of baking your very own herbed focaccia – stuffed with jalapeño pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, and olives – in a cast-iron skillet. Not only is it a beautiful and impressive centerpiece for any table, but it’s also packed with vibrant flavors and is amazingly easy to make. With a little bit of gumption and a lot of olive oil, focaccia bliss awaits you.

4. Red Pepper and Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Shakshuka

Red Pepper and Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Shakshuka

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This Red Pepper and Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Shakshuka by Amy Lanza is packed with flavor, color, and texture and only takes 25 minutes to make. It’s a great all-around dish perfect with hunks of bread for brunch or with rice and potatoes for dinner.

5. Hummus, Avocado, and Sun-dried Tomato Sandwich

Hummus, Avocado, and Sun-dried Tomato Sandwich

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One of the most common obstacles that people face is TIME. There’s just simply not enough of it! Life is crazy, schedules change, we’ve got company, our kids need us…there’s always something that comes up! Even when we have the best intentions, sometimes there’s just no time for cooking! When you’re short on time, make this Hummus, Avocado, and Sun-dried Tomato Sandwich by Linda Wagner one of your go-to meals. It’s fast, super easy, and most importantly, DELICIOUS! The best part?! There’s absolutely NO COOKING involved!

6. One-Pot Sun-Dried Tomato and Chickpea Stew

One-Pot Sun-Dried Tomato and Chickpea Stew

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This One-Pot Sun-Dried Tomato and Chickpea Stew by Kate Friedman ranks up there among the best. Not only is it really rich and savory, but almost all of the ingredients can also be commonly found in most people’s kitchens, making it an easy answer to the late-afternoon question: “What’s for dinner?”

Reprinted with permission from 5-Ingredient Vegan Cooking by Kate Friedman, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Photo credit: Kate Friedman

7. Sun-Dried Tomato Olive and Veggie Quiche

Sun-Dried Tomato Olive and Veggie Quiche

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If your brunch has been missing a special something, look no further than this amazing quiche! Fragrant spices, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and an assortment of fresh veggies make this Sun-Dried Tomato Olive and Veggie Quiche by Logan Dunn & Lexus Osman unforgettable.

8. Pesto Gnocchi with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Pesto Gnocchi with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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Mmm, gnocchi … who doesn’t love a big bowl of fluffy little potato dumplings covered in pesto? Not many people, that’s for sure. You can make your gnocchi at home or take a shortcut and buy your own from the store. We won’t tell anyone, though! This Pesto Gnocchi with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes by Maria and Alyssa is spectacular!

9. Chickpea Flour Pizza with Hummus, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Rocket

Chickpea Flour Pizza with Hummus, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Rocket

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Here is a gluten-free vegetable pizza that will wow your taste buds. Pizza from chickpea flour is amazingly crispy. In place of the traditional tomato sauce, you have creamy hummus. And a few more tasty additions: dried tomatoes, arugula, olives, and chickpeas BBQ style. You have to try this Chickpea Flour Pizza with Hummus, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Rocket by Magdalena Pienkos.

10. Kohlrabi Pasta With Cashew and Sun-Dried Tomato Cream

Kohlrabi Pasta With Cashew and Sun-Dried Tomato Cream

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This Kohlrabi Pasta With Cashew and Sun-Dried Tomato Cream by Lisa Dobler can be made in only three steps! Spiralized kohlrabi will become your new favorite pastry alternative. The creamy cashew and sun-dried tomato sauce are reminiscent of an indulgent alfredo.

11. Chickpea Flour Omelet With Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mushroom, and Spinach Filling

Chickpea Flour Omelet With Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mushroom, and Spinach Filling

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Getting plant-based protein at breakfast has never been easier or more delicious. This Chickpea Flour Omelet With Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mushroom, and Spinach Filling by Philipp Ertl came out just the way it should: dense, almost crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. The egg flavor is achieved with a combination of nutritional yeast and kala namak salt. You can buy kala namak salt (also called black salt) online and it lasts forever, as you only need to use it in small doses. It has a sulphuric taste, just like an egg, but don’t overdo it as it would taste too intense otherwise. The natural sweetness of the sun-dried tomatoes with the earthiness of the mushrooms and spinach go together really well. A real breakfast for champions. Or a perfect after-workout meal.

12. Broccoli Frittata with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Onions and Garlic

Broccoli Frittata with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Onions and Garlic

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This Broccoli Frittata with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Onions and Garlic by Emily von Euw is an epic breakfast to share with friends or eat all week. Feel free to experiment with different vegetables in the filling: sautéed or grilled zucchini, carrot, fresh tomato, spinach or kale would all be wonderful here.

13. Spinach Salad with Pistachios and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Spinach Salad with Pistachios and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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Bright, fresh, and flavorful veggies with crunchy pistachios and the flavor burst of sun-dried tomatoes, along with an amazing dressing. What are you waiting for? Get making this Spinach Salad with Pistachios and Sun-Dried Tomatoes by Jamie Bevia for dinner!

14. Vegetable Rose Tart With Cheesy Sun-Dried Tomato Filling

Vegetable Rose Tart With Cheesy Sun-Dried Tomato Filling

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This Vegetable Rose Tart With Cheesy Sun-Dried Tomato Filling by Kirsten Kaminski is so pretty and tasty! The oat and sunflower seed crust is deliciously crunchy, the cheesy sun-dried tomato filling is savory and creamy, and together with the fresh vegetable ribbons on top, it makes the perfect dish! It’s great if you want to impress with your cooking skills at a brunch or family reunion. You can also easily adjust the spices, garlic, and vegetables according to your taste.

15. High Protein Sun-Dried Tomato Seitan Bites

High Protein Sun-Dried Tomato Seitan Bites

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These High Protein Sun-Dried Tomato Seitan Bites by Laila Bowman are sure to be a hit! Made from wheat protein seasoned with nutritional yeast, sun-dried tomatoes, and aromatic spices, they are high in protein and full of flavor. The creamy roasted garlic dip complements the flavor of the sun-dried tomato in the bites, so, likely, these won’t last long at all.

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