My family loves pasta salad during the hot summer months. It’s a fresh twist on a penne pasta salad. You can substitute gluten-free pasta, if needed. The flavor is tangy and fresh. My husband, James, made this for our Mother’s Day brunch as a side dish but you can add grilled chicken and enjoy it as your main course.
Toss the sun-dried tomatoes, onion, 1 tablespoon of the vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a large bowl, then set aside.
Bring 4 quarts water to a boil in a large Dutch oven or large pot. Stir in 1 teaspoon salt and the pasta and cook until the pasta is al dente. Drain the pasta and rinse under cold water until cool. Drain the pasta well and transfer to the large bowl. Add the arugula and parsley and toss to combine.
Whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, the oil, mustard, garlic and red pepper flakes together in a small bowl. Add to the pasta and toss until combined. Stir in the provolone and season with salt and black pepper.