Sun-dried tomatoes have been sliced crosswise or halved, then dried in the sun to develop their intense, sweet-tart flavor and pleasantly chewy texture. They are available dry or packed in olive oil, sometimes with herbs and spices. The dry type should be soaked in liquid before use.
To chop or snip sun-dried tomatoes:
Slice with a chef's knife, then gather the slices and cut across into pieces. Or, snip with kitchen scissors.