Recipe: Siena Sunset Salsa

Siena Sunset Salsa

An easy and delicious Italian-style salsa…perfect for picnics and pre-concert snacks. Serve with pita chips or a thinly sliced baguette. Add some fresh mozzarella, sliced cheeses, grilled sausages, a bottle of wine and a beautiful sunset and the world is a wonderful place to be.


  • 12 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 cups tomatoes, seeded and chopped small
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tbsp Italian parsley, chopped
  • 2-3 anchovy fillets, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 tsp rosemary, minced
  • 3 tbsp. Tuscan Herb Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar


  1. Place sun-dried tomatoes in a small bowl and cover with boiling water.
  2. Let stand until the tomatoes have softened up, about 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the tomatoes and chop finely.
  4. Combine with the fresh tomatoes, olives, parsley, anchovies, garlic, capers rosemary, olive oil and balsamic vinegar  in a medium bowl and toss until well mixed.
  5. Thinly slice a baguette, grab a bottle of wine and find a good spot to watch the sunset.

Recipe Credit:

Branch and Vine: Love and Deliciousness from the Olive Oil Store,” by Mango Dragonfly.