Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Spicy Mac Salad

Sunday afternoon, my papa came over to see the new place. We barbecued burgers, corns, beans...and had sangria, and really enjoyed the afternoon. My papa loves spicy stuff, so I made this pasta salad for him.

SPICY Mac Salad
Ingredients (makes a BIG ol' bowl)
1 lb pasta of choice, prepared according to package directions
1 recipe dressing (below)12 oz roasted red pepppers, cut into thin strips
14 oz artichoke hearts, roughly chopped
2 cups fresh spinach, chiffonade
10 large fresh basil leaves, chiffonade

Prepare, drain and cool pasta. Mix together with the dressing. Add in the peppers, artchoke hearts, spinach and basil. Toss until well combined. Cover and refrigerated several hours before serving.

For the Dressing
1 cup vegan mayo
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp onion powder
2 tbsp brown mustard
2 tbsp agave nectar
1 tbsp paprika
Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste

Whisk all ingredients together. Refrigerate until ready to use.


Anonymous said...

Your spicy mac sounds perfect for a bbq.

I nominated you for the weblog award also. Your blog (and book) rules!

julie hasson said...

Your pasta salad looks delish Joni, especially next to all the other great lookin' food! Yum!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Dang, that's quite the plate of food! Looks good!

aTxVegn said...

I love the looks of this salad! I can't wait to try it.

jessy said...

wow! it looks awesome! and spicy is something i really love! i'm totally gonna try your recipe soon - so thank you soooo much! :D

...barbara... said...

This look delic....and makes me miss my papa :)
been browsing your site and all the food looks stellar :)

jd said...

Yum, yum, yum!

Everything on that plate looks terrific! And I love that your serving size description is "a BIG ol' bowl" - too funny!

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