Friday, May 20, 2011

Sun Dried Tomato Salsa

Gluten Free A-Z Blog - sun dried tomato salsa

Looking for a delicious appetizer?  Summer is the perfect time for chunky homemade salsa-

Sun dried tomatoes, fresh yellow or red tomatoes, and plump dark raisins give this flavorful salsa a  sweet, yet tangy flavor. This salsa is easy, exceptionally flavorful, and can be made with either fresh basil or cilantro.

I soak the sun dried tomatoes and raisins. After soaking, the tomatoes and raisins become more tender, plump, and digestible .

Once the sun dried tomatoes and raisins are soaked and drained for 2 hours, everything goes into the food processor and buzzed on and off until chunky.

This salsa  goes well with my frozen Kiwi Mojitos  or a nice glass of Spanish red wine and a basket of gluten free chips. It is low in fat and a good source of lycopene and other healthy antioxidants. In addition, it is vegan, gluten free, and raw- making it a perfect choice for most guests.

Judee Algazi @ Gluten Free A-Z Blog
Soak time: 2 hours
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: None

Ingredients :
8 sun dried tomatoes , soaked about 2 hours and drain
1/4 cup organic raisins, soaked about 2 hours and drain
2 medium pretty yellow tomatoes ( or any fresh tomato), chopped , salted a little, and drained over a colander for 20 minutes ( This is important or it will be too watery)
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro ( or more if you love it)
3/4 cup fresh basil if you prefer it instead of the fresh cilantro
a few shakes of red pepper flakes ( optional)
1 Tablespoon olive oil

Soak sun dried tomatoes and raisins for 2 hours in water in  a medium size bowl.  Once soaked and drained, this recipe is so fast and easy. Soaking is no work at all and the sun dried tomatoes and raisins become beautifully plump, tender ,and more digestible.

Soak raisins and sun dried tomatoes separately for about 2 hours ( or less if in a hurry)


Put drained sun dried tomatoes, drained raisins and fresh cilantro into a mini food processor. Pulse a few times until chopped well.

Add fresh yellow tomatoes, ( or red) lime juice and red pepper flakes and pulse to salsa consistency. Season with salt and pepper if desired. ( I didn't add salt and it was delicious without seasoning)/

Chopped yellow tomatoes

food processor with salsa--



             I also use this sun dried tomato salsa as a topping for my mini stuffed peppers appetiser

Shared on Beth Fish Reads Weekend Cooking where anyone can share a food related post


  1. Hmm.. Your recipes look SO yummy. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with food! :)
    Thank you also so much for your sweet comment on my blog!!
    xoxo from Germany,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
    PS: I'm your newest follower! I would love it if you linked up to my {nifty thrifty things} linky party tomorrow! :)

  2. Great idea to use sun dried tomatoes. I would never have thought to make a salsa with it. I bet it would be great as a condiment on a nice steak!


  3. Mother Rimmy,
    I agree. it is a good condiment on lots of things and even a good topping on spaghetti! I topped my stuffed mini peppers with it too.

  4. This looks absolutely yummy, you have whole bunch of goodies in bwtn thanks for visiting..

  5. Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!

  6. YUM!! this look like such a delicious recipe! I'll be sure to try it soon! :)

  7. I'm GF as well. Saw you over at Eating in Winnipeg's party...looks great!

  8. This look wonderful! Thanks for linking up to savory sunday!

    If you are interested in doing a guest post some time I would LOVE to have you!! Let me know :)

  9. wow I loved the appetizer you made and now this! Another winner~

  10. Hi! I just thought I would let you know that I featured this recipe this week for my Savory Sunday Picks of the Week! The post is up now on my blog :)

  11. Looks divine, I can't wait to try the recipe. Thank you for sharing and also your vist to the Motivation Station!

  12. yum! I love learning new recipes! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  13. wow, love your sun dried tomato salsa!!! i'm all about healthy eating too :). thanks for the foodbuzz comment! :D

  14. A salsa I will try for sure! I am sure it is delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Wow this does look tasty, I love that you use raisins to cut through the sour a little. I bet this is good. I have some sun-dried tomatoes, I will have to try this. Thanks so much for sharing with Grain-Free Tuesdays!

  16. This looks so tasty! Thanks so much for sharing with grain-free tuesdays!

  17. Looks delicious... and so simple, too!

  18. I agree--salsa in the summer is pretty perfect. This one looks really fresh and tasty.

  19. I'm not sure I would like the sweet of the raisins, but I adore sundried tomatoes! I will definitely try this summer for a change of pace.

  20. I like the look of this recipe - no onion or garlic which is good for me... Cheers

  21. This would be the star on the patio table. Lots of dipping before dinner. Great recipe.

  22. This sounds different with the raisins. It's different and worth the try. (I was out of town so I'm late to respond.)


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