I use this tomato-based spread in place of jelly on toast and bagels. My favorite is spreading it on tomato-basil bagels. I usually place 1/2 the spread in the refrigerator, and freeze the remainder for later use.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a blender or food processor, mix tomato paste, basil, olive oil, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, salt, white sugar and garlic salt. Blend to the consistency of a spreadable paste. Chill in the refrigerator until serving.

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Nutrition Facts

60 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 5.6g; fat 4.2g; sodium 367.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2003
This recipe is wonderful. So flavorful, it makes a great substitute for other kinds of sandwich spreads. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/24/2005
I hate to say this recipe was terrible because I think used as a pasta sauce it would be okay however it would need to be thinned down some for a sauce and more spices added. The tomato paste was way too overbearing in this spread. I definitely will not make this again unless my playing with it will turn it into a great pasta sauce. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
01/24/2005
I hate to say this recipe was terrible because I think used as a pasta sauce it would be okay however it would need to be thinned down some for a sauce and more spices added. The tomato paste was way too overbearing in this spread. I definitely will not make this again unless my playing with it will turn it into a great pasta sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2003
This recipe is wonderful. So flavorful, it makes a great substitute for other kinds of sandwich spreads. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2003
Absolutely phenomenal. I used it as a dipping sauce for foccacia and it was perfect. It was simple and quick to make and drew rave reviews. I'm sure I'll be making this one all the time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2007
This was so easy & so good spread with cream cheese on toasted bread!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2005
Delicious!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/07/2008
This would be good if it was called tomato and basil dip or use as a pizza sauce or if you thinned it out it would be a wonderful pasta sauce. But as a Sun dried tomato spread you cannot even taste the sun dried tomato part. Dip is good yes but I was looking for a sun dried tomato dip. I added mozzarella cheese and heated in the microwave and turned it into a pizza dip. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2003
I LOVE this recipe!!! If you like tomatoes you will be pleased with this one. It has a great flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2013
I made this receipe but used more olive oil to make it less like a paste. I froze the spread to have on hand for later use. It is delicious. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2005
Not bad. I added way more basil & sugar than the recipe called for (personal tastes) the oil from the sun dried tomatoes plus a little extra olive oil because as is it was a little thick. Something different although I don't know if I'll make it again. Thanks. Jan 13th...I still stand by my changes but I just had about a 1/2 cup left-over spread with some left-over shredded rotisserie chicken white rice & parmesan cheese...yum! Hmmmm....I may find a different use for this recipe... Read More
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