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    Pasta and Smoked Sausage Picnic Salad

    Pasta and Smoked Sausage Picnic Salad. Photo by berry271

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    20 mins

    15 mins

    Dancer^'s Note:

    Perfect as a picnic side dish or a light meal.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    to 8 se ...

    Units: US | Metric

    • 14 ounces smoked cooked sausage

    Vinaigrette Dressing

    The Salad

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Bring pan with 2 to 3 inches of water to a boil.
    2. 2
      Turn heat off and add sausage.
    3. 3
      Immediately cover pan and let sausage stand 15 minutes.
    4. 4
      Remove sausage to a plate and let cool in the refrigerator.
    5. 5
      Meanwhile, prepare vinaigrette dressing by mixing dry mustard, salt, pepper, garlic and vinegar together in a small bowl.
    6. 6
      Slowly whip in olive oil to form an emulsion.
    7. 7
      Cook pasta according to package directions.
    8. 8
      Drain.
    9. 9
      Place in large bowl and toss with 1/4 cup vinaigrette dressing.
    10. 10
      When cool, slice sausage into thin 1/4-inch slices.
    11. 11
      Remove garlic clove from vinaigrette dressing.
    12. 12
      Add sausage, peas, onion, tomatoes, carrots, 1/4 cup basil and remaining vinaigrette to the pasta.
    13. 13
      Sprinkle top with cheese. Garnish with fresh basil.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 19, 2010

      35

      This was alright, but not super flavorful and I didn't find the texture of the cold sausage appealing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pasta and Smoked Sausage Picnic Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (1535 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 501.0
     
    Calories from Fat 279
    55%
    Total Fat 31.1 g
    47%
    Saturated Fat 7.9 g
    39%
    Cholesterol 53.4 mg
    17%
    Sodium 644.9 mg
    26%
    Total Carbohydrate 38.4 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 6.7 g
    26%
    Sugars 3.7 g
    15%
    Protein 18.2 g
    36%

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    white wine vinegar

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