Sun-dried Tomato Penne Pasta Salad
1 pound penne pasta
3 quarts water, with 1 teaspoon salt
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup julienned sun-dried tomatoes, oil-packed variety, lightly drained
¾ cup parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste
Makes 8 servings.
Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil, and add 1 teaspoon salt.
Add pasta, and stir well. Bring to a boil, and cook for as long as the package states. Stir several times while pasta cooks.
In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise and minced garlic.
When pasta is done, pour into a large strainer. Do not rinse. Shake excess water off, and pour the hot pasta into the large bowl containing the mayo and garlic. Stir very well.
Add the sun-dried tomatoes and the parmesan cheese. Stir well. Add salt and pepper to taste.