My, how things change: I used to think sun dried tomatoes were among the world’s grossest foods, and today I’m writing you with a recipe for sun dried tomato pasta salad, which contains everything I love about pasta salad (creamy dressing, plenty of veggies, lots of seasoning) and TONS (okay, half a cup) of tender, oil-packed sun dried tomatoes.
Come to think of it, my relationship with pasta salad has also been tumultuous. By age 13, I might have been the nation’s leading expert on assembling Suddenly Salad; you know, the box mix with the pasta shells and dehydrated vegetables that are perhaps more fit for an astronaut? Basically all that was required was to boil the pasta and mix the seasoning packet with mayo and voila! Instant pasta salad. I won’t lie: I would still eat it if I happened to come across it at a picnic.