Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

by Kirsten on June 1, 2010 · 9 comments

in Main Dishes, Pasta, Salads, Soups & Salads

Sundried tomato and pasta salad

I am so happy about the warm temperatures and sunshine; summer is almost here. Yes, I know, that we have had snow in June and in August, but I am very hopeful that this year the beautiful weather will stay, so that we will be able to invite friends, sit outside and barbecue.

Today I have a wonderful picnic salad recipe that I found at Ree’s blog.

The dressing contains homemade sundried tomato pesto, mixed with olives and Parmesan cheese. This sundried tomato and pasta salad is very easy to assemble and keeps well. I served it this weekend with grilled chicken.

Give it a try. I hope you enjoy the salad as much as we did.


for the dressing:
* 1 jar Sundried Tomatoes (7 Oz.)
* 4 cloves Garlic
* 3 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
* 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
* Salt And Pepper, to taste

for the salad:
* 16 ounces, weight Pasta
* 1 jar Kalamata Or Assorted Olives
* 1 pint ripe Cherry Tomatoes (cut In Halves) (Kirsten used normal sized, cut in quarters)
* 10 leaves Basil (10-15 Leaves), chopped
* 1 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated



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.


Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water until no longer hot.

Pour 2/3 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.

Serve on a big platter with an extra sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.

Adapted from “The Pioneer Woman Cooks”, June 2009

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eleni June 3, 2010 at 8:19 am

This looks good…

Jutta Lorbeerkrone June 1, 2010 at 11:25 pm

Ich habe auch Lust auf Sommer! Richtigen Sommer…aber den kriegt man im Augenblick auch nur das Kochen wenigstens auf den Teller.

Lea Ann June 1, 2010 at 10:25 pm

I'm always looking for a good pasta salad. I'll give it a try. And bite your tongue about snow in June. I have a photo with snow on my car about 11 years ago! Let's keep our fingers crossed.

12th Man Training Table June 1, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Don't think I've ever tried putting SDTs in the blender … then again, I'm typically the last to hear of just about everything. Cheers!

Chaosqueen June 1, 2010 at 8:17 pm

This salad looks really delicious. The next pasta salad I made will be is this one.

Karen Harris June 1, 2010 at 7:25 pm

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My Kitchen in the Rockies June 1, 2010 at 7:04 pm

@a spicy: Yes, I like it a lot, too. Just replanted mine and now it doesn't look so happy anymore. Makes me sad.
@ Please, Chele. It is very yummy.

Chele June 1, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Oh that does sound good! Will be sure to keep this in mind for my next barbie.

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE June 1, 2010 at 5:15 pm

This looks delicious! Anything with fresh basil is right up my alley!

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