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Sun-dried Tomato Pasta Salad

This delightful and delicious pasta salad has beautiful color, is simple to make and perfect for all occasions. Sun-dried tomato sauce, basil leaves, olive oil-red wine vinegar dressing, and Parmesan cheese combine to create a beautiful salad that has wonderful texture and rich flavor. The ripe cherry tomatoes further add beautiful color and freshness to this dish.

 

Sun-dried Tomato Pasta Salad

 

 

Preparation:      15 minutes

Cooking Time:   15 minutes

Serves:             5

 

Ingredients:

 

SALAD:

Rotini pasta 1 lb

Cherry tomato  1/2 cup

Kalamata or assorted olives 1/2 cup

Fresh basil 10-15 leaves

Parmesan Cheese, fresh grated  1cup

 

DRESSING:

Sundried tomato  190g

Extra virgin olive oil 1cup

Red wine vinegar 3 tbsp

Salt and pepper, to taste

 

Preparation Instructions

 

Step A: Dressing: In a blender combine everything until tomatoes are chopped. Continue blending while drizzling in olive oil until mixed together, set aside for 45 minutes for the flavors to come together,

 

Step B: Cook pasta according to package directions, add olive oil and mix well,  

 

Step C: Cut cherry tomatoes into halves, roll basil leaves into a tight roll and slice thinly julienne, and roughly chop olive,

 

Step D: Pour 2/3 of the dressing over the pasta. Add olives and toss together,

 

Step E/F: Add remaining ingredients, toss together and add more dressing until the salad is coated to your liking, 

 

Step G: Serve on a big platter with an extra sprinkling of Parmesan cheese


Sun-dried Tomato Pasta Salad

Sun-dried Tomato Pasta Salad