July 17, 2011

A Must-Try Recipe (!)

I LOVE cheese. Seriously, I think it's time for a gouda-intervention.  Or mozzarella.  Either one, really.  It didn't help my addiction when I came across this recipe from one of my favorite cooking blogs.

Spicy Pasta Salad with Smoked Gouda, Tomatoes, and Basil 
(aka: Heaven)

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  • 12 ounces, weight Mostaccioli (Penne Pasta)
  • ½ cups Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cups Whole Milk
  • 4 Tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 1-½ teaspoon Adobo Sauce From Chipotle Peppers (or One Minced Chipotle Pepper)
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper To Taste
  • 10 ounces, weight Grape Tomatoes, Halved Lengthwise
  • ½ pounds Smoked Gouda Cheese, Cut Into Small Cubes
  • 24 whole Basil Leaves (chiffonade)

Cook pasta until done. Drain and rinse in cold water until no longer hot. Set aside.
Mix mayonnaise, milk, vinegar, salt, pepper, and adobo in a small bowl.
In a large bowl, stir together pasta, dressing, halved tomatoes, and cubed Gouda. Taste for seasonings, adding more salt and pepper if needed, and even an extra teaspoons or two of vinegar if necessary. Stir in basil at the end. Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving.
PW strikes again!!

And all my taste buds said, "Amen."
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  1. Making this on Saturday! Pretty excited about it. Thanks again! I also love cooking blogs. Not only are they helpful but I think they're the prettiest blogs out there because the food always looks amazing.


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