Founded in 1987, Mooney Farms is a third generation, family-owned company rooted in quality, integrity and family values. Located in Newman, CA, Mooney Farms tomatoes are sun dried in California’s most advanced dry yard.
Mooney Farms uses premium ingredients to create their line of healthy Mediterranean inspired products. From sun dried tomatoes to olive oil, pasta sauce, and risotto, the Bella Sun Luci line has a variety of products to offer its consumers.
Money Farms was kind enough to send me their line of Sun Dried Tomato products to try, including:
- Sun Dried Tomato Halves with Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Italian Herbs
- Julienne Cut Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil with Italian Herbs
- Sun Dried Tomato Pesto with Whole Pine Nuts
- Bruschetta with Italian Basil Sun Dried Tomato and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Sweet and Spicy BBQ Snacks
- Slow Roasted Smokey Flavor Snacks
- Sun Dried Tomatoes: Halves (Resealable Pouch)
- Sun Dried Tomatoes Julienne-Cut with Zesty Peppers (Resealable Pouch)
- Sun Dried Tomatoes with Greek Oregano, Basil & Garlic (Resealable Pouch)
- Sun Dried Tomatoes Julienne-Cut (Resealable Pouch)
- Sun Dried Tomatoes with Italian Basil Julienne-Cut (Resealable Pouch)
The snacks were also light and although I was skeptical at first about the BBQ flavor, it was subtle and I really enjoyed them as a snack.
Salmon with Sun Dried Tomato, Artichokes, and Olives over Pasta Recipe:
1 cup White wine
Juice of ½ lemon
1 Tablespoon margarine or butter
½ cup Sun Dried Tomatoes
2 Tablespoons Bruschetta with Italian Basil Sun Dried Tomato & Olive Oil
½ cup Kalamata olives, halved
1 cup artichoke hearts, halved
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
Salt and pepper
2 Salmon filets
Gluten Free Spaghetti
Preheat oven to 350F.
Boil water for pasta.
Boil water for pasta. Cook pasta according to package directions.
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season salmon pieces with salt and pepper. Place salmon in skillet skin side down. Cook until skin is and crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer salmon to an aluminum-foil covered baking sheet, and roast until desired doneness. Time will depend on thickness of fish and desired doneness.
Hummus is so simple to make, even up to a few days before serving, and is always a crowd-pleaser.
Sun Dried Tomato Hummus Recipe
1 can chickpeas, drained
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup tahini
2 tablespoons olive oil*
½ cup sundried tomatoes in olive oil, separated from oil**
1 garlic clove minced
½ – ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon salt
*I used 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the oil from the jar of sundried tomatoes.
** Use ½ a jar of sun dried tomatoes for a stronger sun dried tomato flavor.
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend until the hummus has reached the creaminess you desire.
Pour into a serving bowl and top with more sun dried tomatoes.
If you do not use the entire jar of sun dried tomatoes in your recipe, don’t worry! They will last for approximately 6 months in the refrigerator.
Besides their great taste and distinct flavors, Mooney Farms’ products also have many health benefits. Did you know sun dried tomatoes pack more nutrition per ounce than fresh tomatoes? Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes naturally have 12 times more lycopene than fresh tomatoes. Lycopene helps improve immune function, reduce the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes, cataracts, and asthma. Sun dried tomatoes are also a good source of antioxidants.
Now for the giveaway! One lucky reader will win a Bella Sun Luci prize pack, courtesy of Mooney Farms! All you need to do is enter on the Rafflecopter form below.
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