Sun-dried tomatoes are fresh tomatoes that have been dried in the sun or in a dehydrator. The dried tomatoes may be packed in oil or sold dried. Sun-dried tomatoes have a very tart, concentrated flavor. Use in sauces or chopped in salads and pasta dishes. The tomatoes have a very tart flavor and a chewy texture, even when re-hydrated.
You may purchase these tomatoes packed in oil or dry-packed. See our suggestions below on what you can substitute if you run out of them (or just don't like them).
If you need a replacement for sun-dried tomatoes you can substitute one of these options per 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes needed:
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