Red Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe
A festive, colorful, new creation that everyone likes.

Preparation time: 40 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes


Serves: 8
Summer, Spring

Pour 2 cups boiling water over:
    1/2 cup sundried tomatoes

Let soak for 15 minutes, and set aside.

Cook according to package instructions:
    1 package of Penne Pasta (16 ounces)

While cooking pasta, place in food processor, chop and blend lightly:
    3 cloves garlic, peeled
    soaked and drained sundried tomatoes (save liquid)
    1/4 cup liquid from tomatoes
    1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    1/4 teaspoon crushed dried red chile pepper
    1/2 cup sliced olives
    1 tablespoon dried thyme
    1 tablespoon dried rosemary
    1/2 cup olive oil

Place in a bowl and mix :
    1 cup parmesan, finely grated
    1 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
    3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1 cup sliced olives
    1 teaspoon salt
    cooked pasta
    blended ingredients from food processor

Serve at room temperature.

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