Whether packed in oil or dry-packed, sun-dried tomatoes add vivid flavor and a healthy dose of lycopene to your cooking. To chop dry-packed tomatoes, coat a chef's knife with cooking spray; it will keep the tomatoes from sticking to the blade.


Try this Kitchen Shortcut with Sun-Dried Tomato Tortellini Soup. There's no need to steep the tomatoes for this recipe; they rehydrate in the soup.