08/21/2013 08:49 am ET

Sun Dried Tomato Recipes (PHOTOS)

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Summer is the time for tomatoes. Most of us are aware of this fact, and appropriately indulge during the two months when this fruit is in peak season. But when tomatoes aren't in season, or if you just don't have any on hand, don't forget about the equally awesome sun-dried tomato. Sun-dried tomatoes give us a concentrated tomato flavor any time of the year. They're pleasantly sweet and add just the right complexity to dishes.

Even if you have fresh tomatoes on hand, you may want to consider sun-dried tomato recipes. They're that good. And if you really want to up your tomato game, you should consider combining the two tomatoes in one dish. It will change your life.

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Sun-Dried Tomatoes