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!

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

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

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.

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!


  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!

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

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

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

    xx gemma @

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

    1. Yes, everyone loves them! Very different!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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


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