Pasta Salad with Fennel, Red Onions, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 1998

This American invention can be delicious--as long as you stick with lemon juice in the vinaigrette and let the vegetables cool before dressing them.

SERVES 6 to 8

Pasta Salad with Fennel, Red Onions, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Developing the best pasta salad recipe was tricky: While some acidity was clearly needed to brighten the flavor of the salad, too much caused the pasta to soften and dulled the vegetables, both in flavor and appearance. We liked lemon juice...

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