By Dr. Janet Brill
Sun-dried tomatoes—a superbly flavorful, nutritious and delicious way to sweeten up any dish!
Guess what? One piece of sun-dried tomato (in oil, drained) contains a mere 6 calories! Sun-dried tomatoes are just like what you might suspect… ripe tomatoes that have lost most of their water content after spending a majority of their drying time in the sun. The good news is that after this procedure, the dried tomatoes are still overflowing with nutrition—they remain packed with disease-fighting antioxidants such as lycopene and vitamin C plus are virtually fat free. Just be sure that, if you buy the oil-packed variety, look for tomatoes packed in extra virgin olive oil—the heart healthiest kind.
Cannellini Bean and Sun-dried Tomato Dip
Check out the heart healthy recipe of Cannellini Bean and Sun-dried Tomato Dip:
Allow time to refrigerate the dip before serving for the best flavor.
In blender or food processor mix beans, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate for one hour and served chilled.
Per 1/4 cup serving:
Recipe from Dr. Janet’s book: Prevent a Second Heart Attack