Just five minutes from start to finish, Sun Dried Tomato Dipping Sauce is a very delicious dip for breads and appetizers, but can also be used on pizza or pasta!
In our home, there are three of us. There is me, John.e, and McKenna. Two of us are dippers. We dip just about everything in a sauce of some type. It can be regular ketchup, a home ranch dressing, or my cheddar green onion dip. It depends on what we’re eating.
If anything like pizza or cheesy bread sticks are involved, we always want a big helping of donair sauce to go with it. If you’ve never tried a sweet donair sauce with anything garlicky and cheesy, you have not lived!
So, the two of us that love to dip just about everything we eat, is McKenna and myself. John.e is more of a purist. He the type of person to eat fries with just salt on them. Like, what about mayonnaise and ketchup? Why even bother, right?
SUN DRIED TOMATO DIPPING SAUCE USES
This sauce is great for warm or hot appetizers. In fact, I served this dipping sauce with some mozzarella sticks. John.e like to think of this dipping sauce as marinara and loves to dip garlic bread into it. But, there are so many uses. In fact, I should have not called this dipping sauce at all! It’s all purpose sauce – let me tell you how!
Since this dipping sauce has ingredients that are commonly found on a pizza, you can use this as a pizza sauce. The addition of the basil, garlic, and oregano will ensure you have a delicious pizza everytime!
Since many of us use a sun dried tomato pesto sauce on our pasta, why not use this dipping sauce instead? It has the sun dried tomatoes (the dry packaged type – not packed in oil), the herbs and spices, and even the parmesan cheese.
HOW LONG WILL THIS SAUCE KEEP?
There are two things you can do with this sauce. The first is the most obvious – ladle the sauce into a food-safe container and keep it in the fridge. It will last for 5-7 days in the fridge.
You can ladle the sauce into a food-safe, freezer-friendly container and freeze it for later use. Be sure to write on the lid what it is and the date you made it. It will freeze well for 3 months.
When you want to use it, remove the container of sauce from the freezer and let it thaw at room temperature for 2-4 hours. You can also take it from the freezer before you leave for work in the morning and place it on the lowest shelf in your fridge. Transfer the thawed sauce to a sauce pan and reheat on medium-low until warmed through.
Sometimes, I wonder why I even bother to post how to store or freeze certain recipes. In most cases, there’s not a trace of it left once the meal is complete. This dipping sauce will have you dipping your spoon too, not just your food item!
If you decide to prepare this recipe, please let me know how you served it. Did you just dip and scoop until it was all gone? Or did you prepare a complete dish with it? Write to me and tell me. I love hearing how everyone interprets a dish and makes it their own!
Sun Dried Tomato Dipping Sauce
- 3 ounces sun dried tomatoes, dried, not packed in oil
- 1 1/2 cups canned tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried red chili flakes, optional
- 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- Add all ingredient with the exception of the parmesan and 1 tablespoon of the chopped parsley to a food processor.
- Pulse until desired consistency is achieved.
- Transfer to a serving bowl. Stir in the parmesan cheese. Garnish with the leftover parsley and serve.