Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad. And simple and plain and delicious. Boil for 12 minutes, or according to the directions on the package. Mmmm. I always want to have more than enough dressing, so I just throw the whole jar in there. Mmm. Roll the leaves into a tight roll, the slice very thin strips to julienne. I give them a rough chop, making sure not to leave any huge chunks since the suckers are SO very salty. Drain (but do not rinse) penne pasta, then add it to the skillet. Sear on each side for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Drain well and allow to cool. Ripe black olives and green olives mixed together are surprisingly yummy! The Pioneer Woman participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. Add cooked chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, paprika, and Parmesan cheese. *You can use any combination of olives here. Mmmmm. I always taste at the end to make sure it doesn’t need a little more dressing…or a sprinkling of salt. Make any final seasoning adjustments with salt and pepper, then the pasta is ready to be served. Drain and rinse with cold water until no longer hot. Pitted Kalamata olives. Don’t skimp), go ahead and dump in 1 cup of the Parmesan. When the dressing amount looks good (you really want the dressing to make an appearance! How Much Christmas Trivia Do You *Really* Know? Grab some basil leaves—as few or as many as you like. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. This pasta salad is the child born of those two parents. There’ll be a tiny degree of separation of ingredients, so don’t feel like you have to keep blending it to death. Add in more dressing. Oh, I loved that pasta salad. Recipe notes: 1. Sundried tomatoes, for me, were a little bit of an acquired taste. I love this pasta salad so much, and it’s even better the next day. Pulse, pulse, and pulse until the mixture is combined. The Story Behind Alex's Engagement Is So Sweet, This Video of Ree and Her Kids Will Make You Laugh, Bacon-Cheddar Cornbread Will Knock Your Socks Off, Bake Gingerbread Slice-and-Bake Cookies ASAP, This Roasted Beef Tenderloin Is Heaven on a Fork, You've Got to Make Ree's Luscious Chocolate Pie, Ree Shared Some of Her Favorite Makeup Products, Here's a Fun Sneak Peek of Ree's Clothing Line, 20+ Kitchen Gifts to Delight At-Home Cooks, 10 Top Tips for Making a Gingerbread House, See Joy the Baker's One-of-a-Kind New Orleans Home. Place the pasta in a bowl and add the tomatoes, olives, feta and chopped sun-dried tomatoes. This ingredient shopping module is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page. (I drain the tomatoes first.). When that tomato flavor is right on the money, it is SO right on the money. Add the cooked pasta to this pan and toss. Cook for 30 seconds more and take off the stove. Add sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and olive oil. Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Feta, Spicy Pasta Salad with Smoked Gouda and Tomatoes. Ree Answered Your 'Frontier Follies' Questions! ', You Can Actually Get Paid to Watch Holiday Movies, Is Virgin River a Real Town? Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water with a splash of oil to keep it from sticking together. Garnish with finely chopped fresh parsely before serving. Okay, now that that’s over with, let me show you my favorite chick food pasta salad—the one I always make on Fourth of July. Not that the men even eat this salad anyway. Drain well and allow to cool. Mmmmmmmmmm. Cozy Up for the Holidays in These Flannel Pajamas, 40 Gifts Under $100 to Snap Up This Christmas, The Best Roomba Black Friday Sales of 2020, How Did Mel's Husband Die in 'Virgin River? Looks good! Continue blending while drizzling in olive oil until mixed together. (Say that fast three times.). I love this pasta salad so much, and it’s even better the next day. Tangy sundried tomato dressing is poured over corkscrew pasta and allowed to settle into the grooves and crevices. Remember that the pasta will be served cold, so it can cook just a little past al dente. I used to make a pasta salad in the summertime that consisted of radiatore (a delightful and fun short pasta), halved cherry tomatoes, whole basil leaves, olive oil-red wine vinegar dressing, and tons of grated Parmesan. When it’s done, drain it and rinse with cold water until pasta is cool. 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They’re way too busy putting jalapeno poppers on their cheeseburgers and trying to figure out the cattle market. Drain, then add pasta to salad bowl; Add Parmigiano cheese and basil; Season with … Next, add 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, give or take. Next, slice up a pint of ripe cherry tomatoes. I almost always make the dressing the day before the Fourth. Plenty of Parmesan is the icing on the cake. Walmart's 2020 Black Friday Sale Is Here! Place the pasta in a bowl and add the tomatoes, olives, mozzarella, and chopped sun-dried tomatoes. And she showed me this pasta salad, which had tomato and basil, too…but the dressing had a sundried tomato base, which added a whole new depth of flavor. Look how delicious and rich it looks. Set aside while you prepare the other ingredients. My GOSH, is it ever good. Second, and more importantly, letting the dressing sit in the fridge overnight really lets the garlic work its magic; the flavors really deepen and meld together. Add in the basil and stir. Gosh, these tomatoes were flavorful. This is the dressing the next day. Every item on this page was chosen by The Pioneer Woman team. It’s the right thing to do. You’ll need a jar of sundried tomatoes packed in oil. Boil for 12 minutes, or according to the directions on the package. Ree Just Launched a Line of Pioneer Woman Holiday Dinnerware, 50 Best Christmas Tree Decorations to Fa-La-La-La in Love With This Year, These Rustic Christmas Décor Ideas Are Easy to DIY, Gorgeous Outdoor Christmas Decorations You Can DIY, Vintage Christmas Decorations for Your Home, Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments to Hang on Your Tree. Stir to combine. Remove to a plate and set aside. In a blender combine sundried tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, and vinegar until tomatoes are chopped. There’s nothing like fresh basil. Tangy sundried tomato dressing poured over corkscrew pasta , with tomatoes, olives, and plenty of Parmesan cheese. But I can’t be bothered with expending all that elbow grease, and besides that…I left my box grater at the Lodge.