One of the dishes I most look forward to in the summer months is pasta salad. While I haven’t made it much myself, it’s one of those dishes that’s filling, easy to transport (hello, work lunch), and the perfect dish to bring along to a BBQ. This sun-dried tomato & goat cheese with balsamic pasta salad recipe is really easy and light, plus would also be delish when mixed into some arugula… sort of a pasta salad salad. I frequently overcook my pasta so it turned a tad bit rubbery- just don’t make that mistake and this should be a crowd-pleaser.
Sun-dried Tomato & Goat Cheese Pasta Salad
Makes 5-6 servings
– 2.5 oz goat cheese (I used herbed)
– 8oz penne, cooked according to package instructions
– 1.5 oz sun-dried tomatoes
– 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
– 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
– black pepper as desired
After letting pasta cool completely, if possible, and transfer into a large bowl. Toss with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, and black pepper. Refrigerate until serving.
Images by Monica Dutia for Cake & Lilies.