Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tasty Tuesday {PW's Spicy Pasta Salad}

i've been pretty much addicted to this pasta salad this summer. if i don't stop myself i WILL sit and eat the whole bowl of it.

the original recipe is from the Pioneer Woman. i tweaked it a bit (different cheese and more adobo sauce), it's SO YUM.

you'll need:
a box of pasta
1/2 cup Mayo
1/4 milk
2 TBSP vinegar
1 TBSP adobo sauce from chipotle peppers
1/2 tsp salt
black pepper to taste
small carton of grape tomatoes-halved
1 small block hickory smoked cheddar/swiss cheese
(or smoked gouda)-cut into small cubes
24 basil leaves-chiffionade

cook your pasta. rinse well until with cold water. combine mayo, milk, adobo sauce, and vinegar. whisk until smooth. add salt and pepper to sauce. add tomatoes, cheese and basil to the pasta and pour sauce over top. stir to combine.

1 comment:

  1. Oh that looks yummy!! I made Penne a la Betsy (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/09/cooking_with_my_punk-ass_little_sister_penne_a_la_betsy/) about a week or so ago and LOVED it! Now I'm using a variation of that sauce all the time!!! Which is bad b/c it has heavy cream in it, but I try to only use a teeny weeny bit - just enough to turn the color! LOL