Good recipes to share with friends.
Sundried Pesto Pasta Salad emerged quite serendipitously. I had a bunch of spare ingredients lying around and decided to throw them into a blender, then onto pasta. Voila: an instant household favourite.
Before I knew it, I was whipping up another batch to bring to a potluck. What a hit! There’s something really special in the bite of sundried tomatoes stewing in a grassy olive oil that gives this dish its pop.
I also love how ridiculously well a salad like this fits a potluck. Of course, pasta salads are potluck classics, but this one isn’t the standard creamy variety you usually get. In fact, it offers just enough of a kinship to tomato based pasta sauce that you feel at once excited by something new, while still comforted by something familiar.
Seeing as this dish works both warm or cold, I thought I’d share a song by Ex Hex called “Hot And Cold”. The video is too much fun, featuring lots of potluck-style foods wiggling, jiggling, and getting tossed… and a pizza.
This recipe is really quick to make too, so it’s time to get on it.
Sundried Pesto Pasta Salad
Good for an 8 person potluck.