Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

Need an idea for something simple, easy and crowd pleasing? Pasta salad is my go to recipe when in need for a party, banquet or just a simple pasta salad with dinner. The ingredient combinations are endless when it comes to making this well loved side dish. In this delicious recipe I included sun dried tomatoes, fresh arugula, and olives to give it a rich flavor and I topped it off with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, italian seasoning and parmesan cheese. This was definitely my favorite past salad yet!

Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad


  • 3 cups whole wheat macaroni
  • 1 cup arugula leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (8.5-ounce) jar sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup halved pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • Parmesan cheese, optional


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. Place cooked macaroni in a large bowl. Add all ingredients to macaroni and mix well. Top with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  3. Refrigerate before serving. Enjoy.

Kelly Sloan

Hi, I'm Kelly! I am a Cali girl who loves food, nutrition, hiking, and writing. I recently graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition. I grew up with an active lifestyle and eating healthy, however, I do have a major sweet tooth! I do believe that everything in moderation is good for a healthy lifestyle! I love to bake and create new recipes and I love to share food. I love to stay active and healthy with continuous fitness and nutritious foods throughout the week and I hope to share my recipes, food photography and travel experiences with you on my blog! #RD2Be