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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sun Dried Tomato Dip!

Hey everyone! It's week 5 of my Personal PIGskin Challenge and I found this recipe on
A little healthier, no cream cheese or sour cream in site, and vegetarian too! (Just don't tell the guys.)
Sun Dried Tomato Dip
1/4 C oil packed sun dried tomatoes
2 Tblsp chopped bottled roasted red peppers
1/2 C walnuts-toasted
1 tsp finely chopped shallot
1 1/2 Tblsp red wine vinegar
2 Tblsp water
1/4 C olive oil
Put everything except EVOO in the food processor, puree.
Stream oil in slowly. Season with salt.

My notes:
  1. I dehydrated some tomatoes from the garden this summer so that's what I used.
  2. Comments suggested adding extra vinegar, so I did! I used 1 Tblsp water, and 2 1/2 vinegar.
  3. Comments also suggested cutting back on the oil if you used oil packed tomatoes.
  4. I did not use a shallot, but added a Tblsp of chopped onion.
  5. I also added 1/2 tsp sugar.
  6. I like it, it's different for me, but not something I'll add to the "just gotta have again" list.
  7. But hoping you love it if you try it:@)


  1. This looks so good! I bet this could be used over pasta. What a pretty tray of goodies.YUMMY!

  2. This looks pretty and sounds delicious. ~ Sarah

  3. that sounds real good.. maybe I'll make it for Sunday's Ravens game. : )

  4. I do believe this one is going into the 'book' for holidays. TY for sharing. Lovely presentation.

    Have a great day ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  5. So nice to have a healthier option.

  6. That looks so yummy! I'll have to try it!

  7. MMMM! Sounds good. I am bookmarking this one. Having dinner with friends this weekend and I am bringing this for treats. Can't spell the hord overs word. I posted for TT. Let me know what you think. I really am bad on photography compared to yours and other blogs. Oh well maybe I will learn. Are there any places on the blog help where I can study how to make better photos? Hugs, Ginger

  8. This looks good. I will save this later. Have a great weekend.


  9. I just read that you are stopping blogging? I hope that everything is OK. You are such a dedicated blogger and I love your blog. I have really enjoyed reading your posts and I also loved it when you stopped by and left your sweet comments. I hope you will come and visit again one day soon.

    Take care Lynn and thanks for the bloggy friendship!

    Best wishes,

  10. Lynn,
    I am so sorry you can't keep blogging. I hope you and your family are well. We will miss all of those cute piggies! Did I ever tell you I grew up on my grandfather's hog farm in KY. I never went to see them much past the age of curosity. They were stinky. LOL I have enjoyed all of your pictures of little piggies though. Reminded me of where I came from.

  11. I hope your ok. I would e-mail you but I can't find a place. I just am finally getting caught up on my blogging and then I see this.
    Take Care Lynn, everyone is going to miss you!

  12. Hope things are better for you soon. You will be missed.

  13. Oh Dang it Lynn...I'm just getting to know you and now this...I pray you and your family are and your fun humor will be missed my friend..Thanks for the animal party that you did it was a blast...Take care my friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  14. I too hope everything is ok with you!! You will be very missed. Take care and come back soon:-)

  15. Lynn, just read your last post. I will miss your posts and your sweet comments. I pray that everything is okay in your corner of the world. Hugs, Heather

  16. I am pretty new to your blog so I don't really know what is wrong but I am so sorry something has forced you to stop for seem to enjoy your blog, so this is a bit concerning. Please take care and I will keep you in my prayers.

  17. Lynn, I'll definitely miss your posts. I hope you'll stay in touch. Please send me an email. I hope things are OK and that this is just a break.
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Hugs ~ Sarah

  18. Lynn -- As others have expressed, I hope you are okay and that it is just a reevaluation of time as we all know blogging takes a lot of time. Joni

  19. Ditto Lynn, I hope after a break you can join us once again. You a delightful gal in every way!

    Hugs to you.

  20. I'm just able to join this. By the time I saw the other post, the blog was unavailable for me to post. Last week was crazy for me.

    I'm oddball enough to keep trying, and today I was able to at least comment on this thread.

    I hate that you're closing shop for a while. I think of you as one of the HAPPIEST folks that I've run across in blogland. You're always positive and affirming. The world needs more "Happier than a pig in muds" I hope there is nothing wrong and you're just needed a break.

    You are missed.

  21. I love healthy dips. With one like this, I'd want to snack all day.

  22. Yum, this sounds delicious. I just happen to have a new jar of tomatoes in the fridge.


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