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Cheater's Sun-Dried Tomato Paste

Mountain Cravings
Creamy sauce built around sun-dried tomatoes – or just a simple paste! – is perfect for smothering fish or chicken.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Sauces, Dips, & Spreads
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 8
Calories 41 kcal


  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 t. oregano
  • 1 t. basil
  • 1 t. rosemary
  • 1/2 t. thyme
  • 1/2 t. red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 t. honey


  • Heat the olive oil over medium low heat in a large skillet.
  • Saute garlic, herbs, and red pepper flakes until fragrant. Garlic should be soft but not browned.
  • Stir in tomato paste and honey. It will take several minutes for the oil and paste to combine; just keep mashing them together.
  • To continue making cream sauce, continue cooking in the same skillet.