Sun-Dried Tomato Caper Dip

Capers packed in salt should be soaked in water for 30 minutes before using. If you’re using sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drain before using.


1 clove garlic
1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons capers, drained and well-rinsed
6 ounces sun-dried tomatoes
1/3 cup basil leaves, rinsed, patted dry, and loosely packed
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
1/4 cup water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roast garlic clove in 1 teaspoon olive oil 15 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes. Combine all ingredients in food processor until mostly smooth. Let rest at least ½ hour and up to 4 hours before serving to allow flavors to deepen. Before serving, check seasoning; add salt if needed. Serve warm with slightly warmed, crusty bread or crisped pita triangles.

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1-1/2 cups (12 ounces)


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