I woke up this morning thinking about food. Surprise. I decided a barbecue would be nice later on today. So, I started looking to see what was around the kitchen. Usually on Sundays I am down to the bare minimum, as Monday I usually get groceries. So, I was surprised there were enough fresh ingredients left to make this.
I had a small taste after it was made and it tasted quite good. It will be much better later once it has had a chance to cool completely and the flavours a chance to blend.
Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Salad
For the salad:
1 lb/ 450 grams bow tie pasta
6-8 Sun dried tomatoes, roughly chopped
1/4 Cup/25 grams fresh grated parmesan cheese
Fresh chopped basil
2 Small Italian green peppers, sliced into small rings
1 peperoncino red pepper, sliced into small rings
1 tablespoon of olive oil
For the salad dressing:
1/3 Cup/80 ml olive oil
1/3 Cup/80 ml apple cider vinegar
1 Garlic clove, crushed
Small bunch of fresh chopped basil
2-3 Sun dried tomatoes, finely chopped
1/4 Cup/25 grams fresh grated parmesan
Salt & pepper
First, cook your pasta in boiling water for about 8 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and rinse in cold water. Set aside.
Next, make your salad dressing by adding all the ingredients in a small glass jar. Put the lid on and shake really well to combine all of the ingredients.
In a small skillet set over a medium heat, add the olive oil with the green and red peppers. Cook these for about 5-8 minutes until they start to soften. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine your pasta with the salad dressing. Give it a really good toss to coat it completely. Next, add the sun dried tomatoes, peppers, parmesan & fresh basil. Stir to combine completely. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
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