Want to make life deliciously easy? Our Organic Semi Dried Tomatoes are a great way to preserve summer tomatoes so they can be used any time of the year when you want a nice punch of tomato flavor. A store cupboard must, just right for when you fancy some Mediterranean flavors in your food.
Our tomatoes are handpicked and cut at the peak of ripeness when each tomato is soft and juicy, resulting in a rich, concentrated tomato flavor and that perfect balance of intense sweet-tart flavor. The unique taste and distinct smell and has been highly praised by consumers and professionals alike.
They’re much more potent than fresh tomatoes, so a little goes a long way.
Since they are so soft and pliable hydrating them before use is not necessary, unlike traditional sun dried tomatoes which are chewier and drier.
The tomatoes go through a natural drying process that does not use preservatives, sulfur dioxide, oil, salt, artificial coloring, or additives. Semi Dried Tomatoes retain 33% of their moisture, not 15% as usually the case with sun dried tomatoes. They are grown without pesticides and certified organic by DIO.
Shelf life is one year from the date of production, and keeps for one month in the refrigerator once opened.
Tips / Usage Suggestions
The concentrated tomato flavor can be used in many different ways to add depth of flavor and enhance a wide range of dishes, and are ideal for healthy snacking. The semi dried tomatoes can be served as-is straight from the box or added into your cooking instead of sun-dried or even canned tomatoes.
Pasta and Salads: Chop up semi dried tomatoes into small pieces and toss them into penne with chicken for a flavorful and simple meal. You can also add them into any salad (including egg and tuna salad) for heartiness and flavor.
Soups and Sauces: Substitute a cup of semi dried tomatoes for tomato paste in a vegetable soup for a pronounced tomato flavor. Or add some to your store bought marinara sauce for a homemade taste without all of the work! For a delicious twist on pesto, stir in finely chopped semi dried tomatoes.
Spreads and Dips: Blend semi dried tomatoes in a food processor and stir them into mayonnaise or butter to make a semi dried tomato spread. Combine finely minced semi dried tomatoes with minced garlic for a great crostini spread. Blend with basil, Parmesan/Pecorino and pine nuts to make a red pesto. Or even wrap brie, semi dried tomatoes and basil in phyllo dough and bake it for a satisfying cheesy dip.
Bread and Meats: Mix these tomatoes into bread, focaccia, or cornbread to add another dimension of flavor. Serve alongside a Cheese Board or an Antipasti Platter alongside slices of Buffalo Mozzarella and Basil Leaves as a starter. Slice the tomatoes and add as a topping for bruschetta, toast, sandwiches or pizza. Add them to burgers for a summertime twist