Thursday, July 9, 2009

BB: Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

While I was soaking up the Tuscan sun last month, I secretly missed my blogging activity, especially since I had to miss the June recipes. Our first recipe for July was Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes, selected by Cat from Delta Whiskey. Even though we just spent 16-consecutive days eating pastas, pizza, gelato, and everything Italian, I decided to go ahead and make this since not only all of the ingredients are simple... Ina's recipe rarely fails me!


I did not plan to make any substitutions in this recipe, but I ended up doing some, because I was too lazy to go out and pick out the remaining ingredients. I used cherub tomatoes instead of regular tomatoes and I actually welcomed the sweet addition to the salad (and it wasn't a whole pound as the recipe called for, it was almost a half pound). I also used regular canned black olives, my fave, and I think this was why my pasta salad turned out to be very colorful (not a bad thing!)

I did use a very good olive oil, which I picked up during my trip to Italy, so it was perfect use for this salad. Overall, I was very surprised how light but satisfying this recipe was. This was a perfect summer dish. I want to thank Cat for such a great selection! We paired this salad with our pizza, using up the leftover grilled meat that we had!! Another great Ina's recipe, which I know that I will make again before the summer ends!

7 comments:

Coco Bean said...

Ooohh, olive oil from Italy, there is nothing better than one you pick out yourself and bring home. Great job!

Joelen said...

This looks so colorful and refreshing!

Coco said...

So jealous about your REAL olive oil!! We also loved how light and easy this dish was. That Ina:)

Me! said...

Yours looks great! You are right, the black olives make a huge difference in how it looks. I thought it was pretty good too.

kelly said...

Your salad looks delicious. How timely given your recent return from Italy! It must have been a wonderful time of year over there...

h2babe said...

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I was hesitated at first, because I didn't really want to have anything too heavy for the summer-but this was quiet the opposite!

Lisa said...

This looks delicious. I'm making mine tonight finally and I hope it turns out like yours!