Sun-dried Tomato Dipping Sauce

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A Diverse Robust Tomato Dip

Use this Sun-dried Tomato Dipping Sauce in a variety of ways. Explore this delicious recipe as a dip, sauce or pizza sauce on your favorite pasta, bread, pizza dough, calzones, roasted vegetables or stew. This dip is so rich that it is perfect to round up with some garlic bread or buttered oven toast. Top it off with olives, roasted red peppers, grilled onions, fresh basil, vegan cheese or olive oil with red pepper flakes poured over the top.

Sun-dried Tomato Dipping Sauce. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

How To Make Sun-dried Tomato Dipping Sauce

This sauce is a very strait forward easy recipe. The main concern for making this dip perfect is picking high quality sun-dried tomatoes. A lot of sun-dried tomatoes come in sealed air tight bags that want you to submerge them in water to soften them up. I have found that they rarely turn out soft and pliable to chew. They are not very pleasant to eat. The best sun-dried tomatoes are organic ones submerged in oil. Make sure they have lots of oil in the jar. They will be the softest and have the most flavor to use.

I use a large Hamilton Beach food processor to mix this recipe in. It works really well. Put everything in and mix it and stop and clean the sides up and mix about two more times. I like to make sure the sun-dried tomatoes are broken up enough to not have large lumps. This should take about 3 turns in the food processor at about 20 seconds each in mixing processor time.

How To Make Sun-dried Tomato Dipping Sauce. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

Ways To Use Sun-dried Tomato Dipping Sauce

This sauce is so versatile. I use it in many ways. My two favorite ways to use it is dipping it on oven buttered toast and as a sauce for pizza. As a pizza sauce it is so good because it is so rich and delicious covered in just vegan cheese. But! It is also good with fresh garlic, artichokes, black olives and capers. That is just listing some of my favorites. I have also made this sauce in a stew with a mixture of cut up potatoes, red peppers, peas and zucchini. I did add a can of stewed tomatoes and another half cup of tomato sauce and the rich sun-dried tomatoes still remained robust. Very Yummy!

How To Use Sun-Dried Tomato Dipping Sauce. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan.

I am sure you will find many ways to use this dipping sauce. Please explore! Let me know what you come up with and how you like it. Enjoy!

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Sun-dried Tomato Dipping Sauce

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  • Author: Spicy Saucy Vegan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dip, Sauce, Spread
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan


This is a delicious robust Sun-dried Tomato Dipping Sauce that can be used in a big variety of ways. Serve with butter oven toast, garlic bread, sauce for pizza, sauce for calzones, mix in with roasted vegetables, stews and top it with olive oil and red pepper flakes or roasted garlic. The diversity of ways to use or serve as a dip are countless. Try it out and see what you come up with. Just have the best sun-dried tomatoes in oil on hand and whip this dip up in 5 minutes. Enjoy!


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Sun-dried Tomato Dipping Sauce

  • 3 oz Sun-dried Tomatoes, (packed in oil)
  • 1 cup Organic Tomato Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh Parsley
  • 4 large Fresh Basil Leaves


  • Black Olives
  • Green Olives
  • Vegan Cheeses
  • Fresh Basil
  • Dried Oregano
  • Roasted garlic with Olive Oil
  • Chopped Fresh Garlic with Olive Oil
  • Olive Oil with Red Pepper flakes
  • Olive Oil


  1. In a large Hamilton Beach food processor add all of the ingredients. Blend until the sun-dried tomatoes are no longer large. About 3, 20 second blends. Stop and scrap sides of the food processor in between blending cycles.
  2. When done add the mixture to a serving bowl to dip from or add as sauce to pizza dough or sauce for calzones.
  3. Add your favorite topping or eat as is.
  4. Enjoy!

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