I have a recipe for Roasted Tomato Dip that comes out runny. What can give it some "body"?

Ingredients are plum tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and seasonings.

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Food O. September 1, 2011
So many great ideas. I wish I had posted the question before I finished cooking.
 
pierino September 1, 2011
I agree with Bevi's answer; ground nuts. It should give you something similar to a romesco sauce.
 
loubaby September 1, 2011
Definitely remove the seeds and slice them rather than half them before roasting to get more surface area for drying. Do a low and slow process in the oven to make sure they are adequately dry before food processing....you could a little tomato paste for binding and extra tomato flavor to your dip in a pinch.
 
Marga September 1, 2011
Before roasting the tomatoes, I would cut them in half and remove seeds, salt them and put over papel towels to remove the vegetable water at least for one hour.
 
BadgerBri September 1, 2011
Are you taking out the seeds and pulp prior to using? I also like to "drain" my seeded tomato halves upside-down (like a dome) over some paper towels while I prep the rest of the ingredients to allow for extra juice to drip out.
 
Bevi August 31, 2011
ground nuts?
 
Food O. August 31, 2011
Yes, plum tomatoes roasted in the oven, then food processor.
 
Niknud August 31, 2011
Or add some chick peas, nix the balsamic vinegar in favor of some other acid like lemon juice, throw in some garlic and make a roasted tomato dip with a nod to hummus......
 
boulangere August 31, 2011
Maybe some toasted bread crumbs, or some pureed cannelini beans. . .
 
sdebrango August 31, 2011
I make something very similar but on the stove top, I cook it until almost all the liquid from the tomatoes is gone and it makes a wonderful dip. Love it with just about everything, Do you roast everything in the oven then put it through the food processor?
 
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