Dec 312013


If you follow my posts you know I am a big fan of Pasta. I am on a constant voyage to look for new and exciting recipes of pasta. I stumbled upon this recipe on The Pioneer Woman’s webpage. It was like love at first sight. I brought home the ingredients and made it the same day for dinner. Wola! The pasta salad was soooo amazing with a lingering flavor of garlic.


1. In a pot boil water and add salt. Once the water boils add pasta. You can choose any shape of pasta of your choice. I used spaghetti for this recipe. Cook pasta till al dente. Drain water and reserve pasta. Run it under cold water and keep aside.



2. In a blender add sundried tomatoes after draining the oil from it. Also add garlic cloves to it along with salt and pepper.


3. Now add some red wine vinegar and olive oil to it and give it a run. Keep aside.



4. Slice some pitted black olives and handful red cherry tomatoes and keep them aside.

5. In a big serving boil add the pasta and top it up with the sundried tomato vinaigrette and sliced olives and cherry tomatoes.


6. Toss in some good amount of Parmesan cheese.

7. Stir everything carefully and serve with additional parmesan cheese on top.


Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad
Serves 6
Light sundried tomatao pasta salad topped with Parmesan Cheese
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
For Dressing
  1. 1 jar of 200 gms. Sun-dried Tomatoes
  2. 4 cloves Garlic
  3. 3 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  4. 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  5. Salt And Pepper, to taste
For Salad
  1. 450 gms Pasta
  2. 1 jar Black Olives
  3. 1 pint Ripe Cherry Tomatoes (cut In Halves)
  4. 1-1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, Freshly Grated
For Dressing
  1. In a blender combine sundried tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, and vinegar until tomatoes are chopped. Continue blending while drizzling in olive oil until mixed together. Keep aside
For Pasta
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water until no longer hot.
  2. Pour ⅔ of the dressing over the pasta. Add olives and toss together. Add remaining ingredients, tossing together and adding more dressing until the salad is coated to your liking.
  3. Serve on a big platter with an extra sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
  1. You can use any shape of pasta as per your choice.
Adapted from Barefoot Contessa
Adapted from Barefoot Contessa
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