Sun Dried Tomato Spread
Our girls have a funny little post-dentist visit tradition…
I always try to grab the first appointment slots of the day for Hatti and Tessa, but it still requires them missing the first hour or two of school each time. One such morning, almost two years ago, we were racing out the door, late for their appointments, and I realized we didn’t have their lunches packed. There just wasn’t time to go back into the kitchen, so I told the girls I’d grab them something after their appointments. The lunch they chose that day was Bruegger’s Bagels, just down the road from their dentist office.
And the tradition goes like this…
Hatti orders an Herby Turkey bagel sandwich with sun dried tomato spread and Tessa orders a blueberry bagel with strawberry cream cheese. Then they ask to have them both split in two and bagged separately, with one half of each bagel in each bag. They each get one savory, one sweet. It’s been a winning combination they continue to agree upon, and a lunch that I continue to treat them to after each dentist visit.
Which leads us to the recipe for this awesome Sun Dried Tomato Spread, a copycat version of the one from Bruegger’s. I found myself craving it so often, I just had to have my own jar of it at home, ready for lunch whenever I wanted it. No dentist appointment needed!
I love everything about this homemade sun dried tomato spread. Its vibrant color and smooth-yet-chunky texture, plus its irresistible sweet and intense tomato flavor are the perfect answers to most any sandwich or wrap. Pasta and roasted veggies also love to be enveloped in its yumminess. And stirred into cream cheese…a super delish dip, excellent on wheat crackers.
If you’re also a fan of sun dried tomatoes, be sure to check out this Sun Dried Tomato Pasta!
This sun dried tomato spread takes about 5 minutes to make. What are you waiting for?!
Sun-Dried Tomato Spread
Homemade Sun-Dried Tomato Spread tastes wonderful on a lightly toasted sandwich, or on crackers from an appetizer plate!
- 1 6-oz. can tomato paste
- 1 8.5-oz. jar sun-dried tomatoes with Italian herbs packed in oil, drained
- 1 T. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- Whir all ingredients together with an immersion blender, food processor, or blender until it's a "smoothly chunky" texture. That's it! Store in refrigerator for up to one week. Spread on sandwiches and wraps, fold into pastas and roasted veggies, or stir into cream cheese for an awesome dip with wheat crackers.
from a farmgirl's dabbles, inspired by the sun-dried tomato spread served at Bruegger's Bagels
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 11gProtein: 4g
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Thank you for this recipe!!! I love their sun-dried tomato spread and our Brueggers closed and I have been looking for this recipe for a long time. Can’t wait to try it.
Wanted BLT sandwiches but no fresh to
Stores at home. Made this and it’s great. I only had sun dried tomatoes without oil, just add olive oil or oil of choice and it works fine. Will freeze one container. (I started with 3TBS of oil and added more while mixing until desired consistency).
Can this be made with sun dried tomatoes that are not packed in oil? I have a bag of them and need to use them.
WOW! I’ve been getting Herby Turkeys for a while now, largely due to how good the tomato spread is. Thank you so much for this recipe! It tastes perfect and now I can have this any time I want :-D
Delicious! Thank you, this was exactly what I was looking for.
I used to work at a dental office across the street from a Bruegger’s bagel shop.
I just came online to find a recipe for the Tomato spread that I’m in love with…
Your comment made me smile. And. It got me to make this again yesterday, for some awesome sandwiches for our girls’ school lunch bags. Thank YOU!! :)
You are my new best friend. I love to order the Herby Turkey minus everything but the cream cheese and the sundried tomato spread. I stopped in yesterday after a long hiatus and knew that I needed to be able to make this at home. Found your recipe and I will never look back! So delicious! Thanks for working out this amazing recipe.
How about Crostini topped with ricotta, this spread and fresh basil!
Just a quick question for you… I make this recipe every week – what kind of food processor or blender do you use for it? BTW – still loving it!