To begin making the Sun Dried Tomato Penne Pasta Salad With Goat Cheese, firstly we will make the Sun-dried tomato pesto.
Blend all the ingredients under ‘Sun dried tomato pesto’ in a food processor, to a coarse paste. Adjust the quantity of olive oil, if required.
The next step is to prepare the salad. Cook the pasta in a saucepan as per instructions on the packet. Rinse under cold water and drain.
In a small bowl mix together the pesto, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, black pepper and salt according to your taste.
In a salad bowl, toss together the pasta with sun dried tomato dressing, cherry tomatoes, spinach leaves, olives, capers and goat cheese.
Garnish with basil leaves, sun-dried tomato bits and pine nuts.
Serve Sun Dried Tomato Penne Pasta Salad With Goat Cheese with Pizza Margherita for a weekend dinner.