Sun-dried tomatoes are one of my absolute favorite vegetables! They still count as a vegetable (or are they a fruit?), even though they’ve been in the sun right? Like raisins. Raisins are fruit, too?…okay. I digress. Whatever they are categorized as – they are delicious. I especially love them in pastas, but where it’s so hot – I really don’t want to be serving up warm dishes in the middle of a scorching day. I love our mom’s traditional pasta salad that’s served cold, so I changed up a few ingredients and this delicious pasta was born. I brought it to our last family barbecue (right before Elyse had her baby and Kristen moved to Indiana) and it was a hit.