How To Make Fabulous Pesto Pasta Salad

Ingredients

1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup chopped fresh oregano
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco?