Monday, October 28, 2013

Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes

Disclosure - free sample provided.

I am a big fan of sun dried tomatoes, but I honestly have never cooked with them.  I was excited to receive a sampling of sun dried tomatoes from Bella Sun Luci.  They are located in Northern California.  They use family recipes in their products too.  You can use their sun dried tomatoes in a variety of different ways.  You can eat them on fresh bread, incorporate them in cooking, use them on salads, or even sandwiches.  How do you like to eat sun dried tomatoes.  I really found that I like them just mixed in with pasta as a light and tasty sauce.  It is so simple to do this way too.  

I decided I wanted to try and make something with these.  I came up with a tasty cold pasta salad recipe.  This incorporates Bella Sun Luci's sun dried tomatoes with a tangy dressing.  I also added some grilled chicken, cheese and veggies.  This is a great light meal with a slice of fresh bread.  My family loved it.

Sun Dried Tomato Italian Pasta Salad

1 package cooked/rinsed and cooled pasta (of your choice)  
1/2 cup Bella Sun Luci sun dried tomatoes (of your choice)
1/4 cup shredded cheese
3 vine ripened tomatoes chopped
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 cup chopped chicken (pre-cooked)
1/2 cup Italian Dressing
2 TB vinegar
1/4 tsp minced garlic

Combine the 1/2 cup Bella Sun Luci sun dried tomatoes, 2 TB vinegar, 1/4 tsp garlic, and the 1/2 cup Italian dressing.  Mix in a blender or food processor until smooth.  Chop the chicken into bite size pieces.  Combine the pasta, chopped tomatoes, bell pepper, and pasta.  Toss with the dressing and enjoy.  Serve with a side of fresh bread.

This is just one of the many ways you can use Bella Sun Luci sun dried tomatoes.  These are a flavorful way to add some excitement to many dishes.  They offer a variety of different products and a variety of different flavors of sun dried tomatoes too.  They offer sun dried tomatoes in olive oil and herbs, sun dried tomato pesto and many more.  What variety would you want to try?

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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