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Sun Dried Tomato & Asiago Pasta Salad

Sun Dried Tomato & Asiago Cheese Pasta Salad made with bow tie pasta, oil packed sun dried tomatoes, freshly shredded Asiago PDO cheese and basil in a balsamic vinaigrette.
Sun Dried Tomato & Asiago Cheese Pasta Salad made with bow tie pasta, oil packed sun dried tomatoes, freshly shredded Asiago PDO cheese and basil in a balsamic vinaigrette.
This Sun Dried Tomato & Asiago Cheese Pasta Salad is definitely a salad that I’m going to have to make again and again; especially since I only tasted a small forkful of it!
Sun Dried Tomato & Asiago Cheese Pasta Salad
Our cheerleading booster club was hosting a ladies night out event in December and I wasn’t able to attend, but I signed up to bring a salad. I wanted it to be vinaigrette based salad as it was going to be sitting out for a couple of hours and from what I was told, it was a huge hit.
Sun Dried Tomato & Asiago Cheese Pasta Salad made with bow tie pasta, oil packed sun dried tomatoes, freshly shredded Asiago PDO cheese and basil in a balsamic vinaigrette.
For this salad you’ll need bow tie pasta, sun dried tomatoes packed in oil, red onion, fresh basil, Asiago cheese, Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix and balsamic vinegar. I generally like to use fresh sun dried tomatoes instead of those packed in oil, but I figured I could use this oil to give the salad a little more flavor. ~Enjoy!

Sun Dried Tomato & Asiago Cheese Pasta Salad
1 lb. Farfalle Pasta (I used Barilla)
1/4 c. Red Onion, chopped
1-8oz. Jar Sun Dried Tomatoes in Oil, diced
1/3 c. Fresh Basil Chopped
1/2 c. Asiago Cheese, shredded
1 Package Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix
1/3 c. Balsamic Vinegar

Directions:
1. Cook pasta according to package directions, rinse under cold water and cool.
2. Place the pasta in a large bowl and add the sun dried tomatoes, onions, basil, cheese, dressing mix, oil from the sun dried tomatoes and vinegar. Mix well. Makes 10 cups (20-1/2 cup servings)

*Nutritional Information per Serving: Calories 146, Carbs 21.1g, Fat 4.9g, Protein 5.3g, Fiber 1.4g

*Calculations based on ingredients entered into CalorieCount and may not be 100% accurate.

Enjoy!


5 Comments

  1. Anita at Hungry Couple
    January 8, 2013 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Ooh, that looks so good and comforting. I love asiago cheese!

  2. Shiloh Barkley
    January 9, 2013 at 1:28 am - Reply

    I really like asiago too!

  3. kirsten
    January 9, 2013 at 2:06 am - Reply

    What a tasty looking salad, and how great to find an oil-based pasta salad that can sit at room temp for a while. Bookmarked!

  4. Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
    January 9, 2013 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Glad you both like this one! 🙂

  5. Sugar n' Spicegals
    January 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it!

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