I love dishes that are fresh and summery in the dead of winter when all you want is spring. This is a great dish, and the sundried tomato dressing brings it alive. Of course, the fresh mozzarella and basil don't hurt either.
Sundried Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad
5 tbsp olive oil
1/2 c sundried tomatoes, packed in oil, drained
1 tbsp of oil from tomatoes
1/4 c red wine vinegar
1 tbsp capers
2 cloves garlic, minced
12 oz pasta, cooked
2 c cherry tomatoes, halved
8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2 pieces
1 c fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
1/2 c fresh parmesan cheese, grated
Salt and Pepper
Cook pasta according to directions. In the meantime, process all dressing ingredients in food processor until tomatoes are coarsely chopped. Combine pasta, dressing, and rest of the ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature.