Monday, October 6, 2014

Pasta With Broccoli And Sun-dried Tomatoes

I love Cara Mia Sun dried tomatoes. I could sit down and eat an entire jar of them!  I love the sweet roasted taste of the tomatoes and all the extras they put in the jar.  That's why they go so well with this quick pasta salad! 

Pasta With Broccoli And Sun-dried Tomatoes 

1 pound rotini pasta
1 medium sized broccoli crown, cut into bite sized florets
1 small onion, minced
1/3 cup Cara Mia Sun Dried Tomatoes, rough chop
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of oil from jar of tomatoes
1 garlic clove, crushed
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta to al dente, according to package directions. Reserve 2 tablespoons of pasta water.  When pasta is done, drain and return to warm pot with heat off.

Meanwhile, place broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl with 3 tablespoons water. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and microwave on high for 5 minutes, or until tender. Remove and set aside.
In the pasta pot, add the sun dried tomatoes along with 1 teaspoon of the oil from the jar.  Add the onion and garlic and toss well.  Add pasta water as needed to create an evenly-distributed sauce.  Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve warm.

Cara Mia Sun Dried Tomatoes can be found at: Walmart stores, Stater Bros. and online at
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