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:
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