Monday, December 09, 2013 Posted by Dina N
Bella Sun Luci sent me a jar of their ready-to-serve bruschetta topping, along with some sun dried tomatoes to try. All their bruschetta needs is some crackers or toasted bread, a smattering of cream cheese, and voila - an easy, great-looking, yummy-tasting appetizer. For the sun dried tomatoes, I found several wonderful recipes on the Mooney Farms website. Mooney Farms is the company that's been making those delicious sun dried tomatoes for over 25 years. The Garbanzo Bean Salad was such a hit that I had to make it for two days in a row. The second time, I changed it around a bit, skipping the artichokes and using carrots instead of green peppers and celery. Isn't it pretty? I think it will work well with yellow or red bell peppers, too.
The other dish we tried was the Sun Dried Tomato Quiche. Here, I pretty much stayed with the recipe, except for substituting feta for the goat cheese and omitting the top layer of sun dried tomatoes. Oh and I added some steamed broccoli that were left over from the day before. It tasted amazing. My family devoured it in record time, and begged me to make it again. This recipe uses the fantastic Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomato Pesto as a bottom layer. Next on my list is the California Fresh Pesto Pizza, another recipe made with this pesto. And, to make up for replacing the goat cheese in my quiche - the Italian Torte with Goat Cheese.
Check out MooneyFarms.com for these and other scrumptious recipes for appetizers, entrees, sauces, and side dishes. Some of the Bella Sun Luci products are available to purchase online, as well. To my delight, I found a mega-sized jar of Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes at my wholesale club. All the better to try all those new recipes!
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