What started as an appetizer is now one of my favorite Mediterranean meals. I make sure I always have the ingredients, so I can whip it up in a hot minute. I like to use fresh tomatoes instead of sun-dried ones when they're in season, and sometimes I throw in some chopped artichoke hearts, too. —Nikki Haddad, Germantown, Maryland
When looking for an extra-special entree to serve guests, Margaret Pache of Mesa, Arizona can rely on this impressive and appealing recipe. Tender and swirled with tangy tomato stuffing, it’s a sensational way to showcase flank steak.
Sun-dried tomato spread is a blend of sun-dried tomatoes, tomato paste and olive oil. Use it as a spread on toast or as a substitute for tomato paste.
You can find it with the packaged sun-dried tomatoes in the produce section of your local grocery store.
This colorful salad easily
enhances the holiday spread. The bow tie pasta and sauteed veggies are covered in a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce. It’s delicious.
Callie Berger’s delicious Company Swordfish will have fish aficionados and novices alike asking for more. The tender swordfish is topped with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and shallots, adding color and lively flavor. Best of all, the tasty entree is easy to prepare and takes just over 30 minutes from start to finish! “We’re not big fish eaters in my family, but the plates are always scraped clean when I make this recipe,” she writes from Diamond Springs, California. — Callie Berger, Diamond Springs, California