Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad

The Rea Family

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Whether it's for a dinner party, your contribution to a neighborhood pot-luck, or just because...this pasta salad is on another level. This combines the richness and savory flavor of our classic pesto paired with the tangy sweetness of sun-dried tomatoes


  • 3/4 cup Classic Pesto
  • 1 pound Rotini Pasta
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/3 cup Mayo
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 3/4 cup Sundried Tomato & Herb Tapenade
  • 1 oz Pinenuts
  • Classic Pesto:
    1 cup packed basil leaves
    3 tablespoons packed oregano
    2 leaves fresh sage
    1/4 cup roasted pine nuts
    2 cloves fresh chopped garlic
    1 teaspoon sea salt
    1 cup Robust Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1/2 cup grated pecorino or parmesan cheese*
    *To make it Vegan, substitute 2 tablespoon of nutritional yeast


  1. For the Pesto:
    Combine all dry ingredients in a food processor, drizzle in extra virgin olive oil and mix until smooth or desired consistency.
  2. Boil pasta in salted water until al dente. Drain and shock with ice cold water. Toss pasta in a large mixing bowl with all other ingredients. Place in refrigerator, serve chilled.