Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sun-dried Tomato Pasta Salad




Looking for a light and flavorful pasta salad that will stand out amongst other pasta salads? Look no further than our sun-dried tomato pasta salad. This salad reminds us of a salad we had in Greece, which had most of the ingredients we used in this recipe. The sun-dried tomato dressing is the star of the show. You will love it even if you are not a fan of tomatoes. Dig in!

Ingredients:
1 box of Ditalini pasta
6 oz. can of pitted black olives (drained)
8 oz. bottle of sun-dried tomatoes (save oil for dressing)
8 oz. can of sweet green peas (drained)
12oz to 16 oz of marinated artichoke hearts
8 oz. feta cheese
4 gloves of minced garlic
4 tbsp. dijon mustard
9 tbsp. of red wine vinegar
14 tbsp. of olive oil from the sun-dried tomatoes
Salt
Pepper

Kitchen Essentials:
Small bowl
Colander
Large pot
Whisk
Cutting board
Knife
Can opener
Small mixing bowl
Large bowl

Prep:
Drain the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes in a bowl using a colander and save the oil for the dressing. You will need to measure and see how much oil from the sun-dried tomatoes you end up with. If you are short, add extra virgin olive oil to ensure you have 14 tablespoons.

Put a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook the pasta for 10 minutes and drain. In the meantime, finely chop the garlic cloves.

Directions:
In a mixing bowl add the garlic, dijon mustard, red wine vinegar and begin to whisk while slowly pouring the olive oil from the sun-dried tomatoes. The dressing will thicken as you continue to add the oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Place the chopped sun-dried tomatoes, black olives, green peas, artichoke hearts and feta cheese in a large bowl with the pasta and toss. Pour the dressing over the top and toss until evenly coated. It's that simple!




32 comments:

  1. This sun-dried tomato pasta salad looks scrumptious, you two! Love that you added marinated artichoke hearts and feta. Perfect salad for Labor Day weekend. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Didn't think about making it again for Labor Day but I think I will now.

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  2. I love sun died tomato..I use a lot and this pasta salad looks soo delicious..Have good day.!!!

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  3. YUM. THis looks amazing. I love the little pasta, so cute (:

    xx gemma @ http://andgeesaid.blogspot.com.au/

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  4. This is so flavourful and moreish, Mrs. P. Those little pasta rings are so fun.

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    1. Yes, everyone loves them! Very different!

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  5. This would be perfect to bring to a picnic!

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  6. This has everything I love in it. That pasta is so fun too!

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  7. I'm so glad this has feta in it - I love the saltiness it adds.

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  8. I love sun dried tomatoes! It looks so good mixed with pasta.

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  9. I love pasta salad and this one has all of my fave ingredients!

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  10. Dear Cristy, This is a perfect side salad. I love these salads. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  11. I love sun dried tomatoes. Your pasta looks so light and refreshing and full of yummy sun dried tomatoes!

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  12. Nothing beats a fresh pasta salad and this one looks especially delish!

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  13. This looks like such a nice summery salad! Fresh and delicious! We all love pasta salads and the is no such thing as having too many pasta salad recipes!

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    1. You are right! You can never have enough! Enjoy!

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  14. great for a picnic or BBQ have a good weekend guys

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