Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing

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Salads: Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing

1 small red pepper
2 plum tomatoes coarsely chopped
1 small onion chopped (1 cup)
3 tbs fresh basil
2 large garlic cloves peeled
¼ tsp dried crushed red pepper
1 8oz jar oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained, cut into strips
¾ cup water
¼ whipping cream
¼ cup red wine vinegar
3 tbs fresh lemon juice
1/3cup vegetable oil

Char bell pepper over gas flame or in broiler until blackened all over. Enclose in paper bag. Let stand 10 minutes peel and seed bell pepper; coarsely chop. Combine bell pepper and next 5 ingredients in processor. Blend until almost smooth. Transfer to medium bowl. Mix sun-dried tomatoes, ¾ cup water, cream, vinegar and lemon juice in processor. With machine running, add oil; blend until almost smooth. Whisk sun-dried tomato mixture into bell pepper mixture.