Basil-Tomato Dip

2 c. water
1/3 c. dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes (10 halves)
1 c. sour cream
2/3 c. dry-packed basil leaves, chopped
1 (1 oz.) pkg. ranch seasoning/ salad dressing mix
1/4 c. milk
1 tsp. minced dried onion
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 c. mayonnaise
Assorted veggies, chips, crackers

In small saucepan bring water to boil. Add tomatoes; simmer three minutes. Remove from heat; let stand three minutes to soften. Drain; let cool. In bowl mix sour cream, basil, mayonnaise, seasoning mix, milk, dried onion and garlic powder. Chop tomatoes into small pieces. Stir into mixture in bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour. To serve, stir dip, accompany with veggies, chips and crackers. Makes about two cups.

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