Today we’re making pasta salad. Again. But different! A new one! This is not a “every vegetable in the crisper” pasta salad and it’s certainly not an “antipasto platter in a bowl” pasta salad. In the pasta salad world I’m living in, pasta salad is a focused and thoughtful assembly of a few ingredients, all treated a little differently– in this case, burst, jammy tomatoes, vinegar marinated onions and crumbles of hard, salty cheese (if you want), and a very cool, extremely special secret ingredient (it’s sun-dried tomatoes). This pasta salad is meant to be enjoyed as a side dish, with grilled chicken, or perhaps a hot dog. Welcome back from the 80s and 90s, sun-dried tomatoes, we (and all our pasta salads) have missed you.
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00:00 Secret Ingredient Pasta Salad
00:34 Don’t treat pasta salad as a dumping ground
02:23 The secret is sun-dried tomatoes!
03:54 Cook it, drain it, dress it
06:20 Quick, brief, extremely rapid tomato saute
09:46 Don’t throw away that sun-dried tomato oil
12:55 One “hour” later…
14:00 That’s a pretty dope pasta salad
Director: Daniel Hurwitz (@dannyhurwitz)
DP: Dennis Robert Thomas (@dennisorthomas)
B-Cam: Sean Ryan
Audio: Yves Albaret (@yvesarmand)
Editor: Rick Symonds (www.ricksymonds.com)
Culinary: Rebecca Firkser (@rebeccafirkser)
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What’s your favorite secret ingredient for pasta salad?
How are sun-dried tomatoes, a very common ingredient in pasta salad, the secret ingredient, and not capers? Where is Alison and what have you done with her?
OMG FINALLY SOMEONE WHO ACKNOWLEDGES MY HATRED OF PENNE
the editing is unparalleled
I make a very similar version of this pasta salad too. I go crazy with herbs so I blend sun dried tomatoes and mix that with pesto to make sun dried tomato pesto, one of the best things in the world. Then I also add some chopped parsley at the end. 10/10 great summer dish when people don’t want to stand next to a hot stove for 2 hours.
thermometer, rob thomas 😂 🌶️ 🌶️
thermometer: rob thomas
I love this! Is that a sundried tomato?!
How Alison feels about penne pasta is how I feel about angel hair pasta. I don’t know what sauce or dish would be better if angel hair pasta was used. I hope that second sentence made sense 😬.
Thermometer – rob thomas 😂😂😂
This reminded me of pasta all'amatriciana
'you're not confused, you're delighted!' really should be the GOLD standard for all salads, pasta or not.
I mis-read the title at first and was looking forward to meeting Jimmy Tomatoes
maybe let’s not leave at room temp for seven hours
kinda wish they would stop with the clip art and the effects… just my opinion..
I knew i liked you, Aliison. I've always made my pasta salad with sun dried tomatoes, especially with the oil they come packed in, as part of dressing.
“Look at me I’m a CAPER”
Alison, you get me. ❤
🤤 Holy smokes Alison! Will definitely be making this! Thank you! ❤🙇♀️
Um, why would you NOT make your own ice cream? It is delicious.
Hmmm. I wonder about adding a little basil at the end, for color and flavor? This looks yummy, btw.
"Was that a piece of salami?" killed me
The way she went in on penne pasta. Ha! I feel viciously attacked.
The editing 🤣👍🏽
Can we talk about Alison's shirt. It's giving romantic renaissance painting vibes. GORG!
Olives added would be awesome🎉
you are almost never wrong but you are wrong about penne, no worries I forgive you
You had me with jammy tomatoes 🍅
can’t wait to make this perfect pasta salad & also appreciate the authenticity of Alison remembering at 8:04 that garlic is toasting. 😅❤
Poor little penne got thrown under the bus! 😂😂😊😊
your videos are the best, seriously the best editing ever
Alison: This pasta salad does have a secret ingredient.
Alison: drum roll Sundried tomatoes
Me:…….what the fuck?
I love sun dried tomatoes. I just love them. I eat them straight out of the jar. I also eat anchovies straight out of the tin. Who needs a plate! Capers are the greatest briny nuggets that have ever been created. Hey, what about an hors d’œuvres episode?
Sun-dried tomatoes are my anchovies! I swear they work all the time. Glad to see them get some screen time. Can't wait to try this too!
@7:52 – @7:54 😄someone needs a knife sharpened?
This pasta salad is everything, everywhere, all at lunch.
This looks amazing!
I love that there's a guy who runs the thermometer. Rob Thomas you are my hero. My kitchen thermometer's still in the box about two years later. Saw Alison grab that thing and lashed right out to have one. And there it sits. But knowing about the Rob Thomas credit, I'm reignited on the thermometer front. Took it out the box and set it on the counter, ready to roar. Feels like one of those life-changing moments.
I knew I was holding on dearly to the jar of sundrieds in the fridge for a reason! Can't wait to make this and I can't think of a better combo than hotdogs & pasta salad. Hotdog parties for life!
thermometer by rob thomas is a deep cut. it's a hot one.
I am Italian and I usually do my pasta salad with cherry tomatoes confit: put them in a pan with olive oil, brown sugar, fresh Thyme or basil. Cooked them till they caramelize. Then I toss the pasta and add the other ingredients. Try it, it’s delicious 😊