Alessi Sun Dried Tomatoes are made from tomatoes handpicked from the vines when they are juicy, red, and fragrantly ripe. They are then split in half, salted, and laid on large wooden flats to dry in the sun. Packed in extra virgin olive oil, Alessi Sun Dried Tomatoes are a welcomed addition to many foods. They have a high concentrated flavor, which means a little goes a long way. They can be used in appetizers, dips, and canapés. Drop in soups and meat stews, or sprinkle on pastas, salads, or rice. Also, include them in risottos, omelets, quiches, pizza, focaccia, or inside bread dough. Limitless uses.