Thursday, July 9, 2009

Barefoot Bloggers -- Sun-dried Tomato Pasta

The Barefoot Bloggers made Ina's Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes this week. I wasn't sure if I was going to make this recipe since I'm not too fond of sun-dried tomatoes. They are *okay* and I will eat them if someone serves them to me, but really I find the taste overwhelming and I do not love the texture at all. Still, I was curious about the recipe and I usually have great success with all Ina's recipes, so I went ahead and made the pasta today.

I think that this recipe would work either as a hot or a cold dish. I served it as a salad since today was another really hot day. I made a couple changes: I pureed all the veggies as part of the dressing, so I did not have any chunky pieces of tomato or olive. I also left out the basil because Dave accidentally fed it to our giant rabbit Greta as a treat. Greta is as big as the cats and she gets lots of veggies and greens as snacks.

The verdict? I like it! I think this is a nice salad and I didn't find the sun-dried tomato taste too overwhelming. Dave of course loved it. Dave's highest prasie for something I make is when he says, "you have to make this for your dad". He adores my dad and is always wanting to feed him yummy things. I think this salad would also be delicious without any sun-dried tomatoes, and with extra fresh tomatoes. It would have a much more subtle flavor though.

Here is the recipe for the pasta:

Cat, from Delta Whiskey chose this recipe; please check out her cute blog.

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  1. That sounds and looks delicious! a wonderful dish!

    Greta is so cute ;-P!



  2. Yum looks really good. Oh my Greta is the cutest bunny I have ever seen! How long have you had her or him?

  3. That's too funny that the bunny got all the basil! Your pasta looks perfect and I'm going to have to try it (this week just snuck up on me, is it really the second week in July already?)

  4. Your pasta looks yummy! Love the bunny picture.

  5. Its been a while since i've seen a bunny that close up, thanks for making me smile.

  6. So...what did Greta think of the basil? I'd have thought the taste too strong, but then...I don't know bunnies..


  7. This looks yummy! I thought this one was fabulous. Greta doesn't look too happy that you're blogging instead of petting her. :-)

  8. Thanks for the comments!

    Greta eats a bunch of different raw veggies: kale, cilantro, carrots, apples, corn, parsley, broccoil, green beans, turnip greens... she actually likes hanging out with the cats more than she likes people. She was found running loose on a military base. We've had her about 6 years; she was at the pound and her time was up, so we adopted her.

  9. Greta looks well satisfied after her Basil treat!!
    The pasta looks delicious. Good idea to puree the sun-dried tomatoes. I agree with you about the texture and this would solve that problem. Thanks for sharing!