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Old 02-23-2011, 07:05 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Roasted Tomato Basil Spread
Makes 8 tablespoons

14 1/2 oz. diced canned tomatoes, very well drained but reserve juice
cooking spray like PAM
2 teaspoons dehydrated minced onion
2 teaspoons dried basil
up to 2 tablespoons olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 375F

2. Drain tomatoes very well, reserving juice

3.Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray

4.Put tomatoes on cookie sheet spreading out nicely so heat can dry the tomatoes. Roast for about 18-20 minutes, turning after the first 5 to 7 minutes or so, re-spread, and then repeat every few minutes until dried and at desired doneness. You want them dry, but not shriveled up.

5. While tomatoes are roasting, add the onion and basil to the reserved tomato juice. Let rehydrate for 5 minutes or so. Drain juice.(Discard juice or save to use in another recipe.)

6. When tomatoes are done. add the tomatoes, onion, basil and one tablespoon olive oil to food processor (small basket attachment works great) and pulse two or three times. If too thick for your liking, add the second tablespoon of olive oil. Pulse again to desired conistency.

Store in tightly covered container in fridge

Nutrition facts:

For entire recipe
Calories 341
Fat 27.1g
Carbohydrate 21.1g
Dietary Fiber 4.4g
Net Carbs 16.7g
Protein 4.0g

Per tablespoon:
Calories 42.6
Fat 3.4g
Carbohydrate 2.6g
Dietary Fiber .55
Net Carbs 2g
Protein .5g
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