Pasta and Smoked Sausage Picnic Salad

Recipe by Dancer
READY IN: 35mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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