Friday, May 31, 2013

Meatless May ~ No Mayo Pasta Salad & Saucy Sows Review

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Pasta salad, a summer time favorite and also one that I'm terrified to make and leave out of the fridge for more that 2 second when having a BBQ.    I wanted to try a pasta salad without mayonnaise, and in the process clear out my fridge of some veggies.  I pulled out a bottle of some Saucy Sows Sweet Pepper Mustard Wing Sauce that I was sent for review.  I had used some as a dip with some fried breaded chicken and really liked the taste, so I figured why not use it instead of mayonnaise!  The Sweet Pepper Mustard has a nice tang to it, but in not spicy hot, so I was able to use it as a straight dipping sauce without my mouth catching on fire.  I've also used it on a few sandwiches and I like the extra zing it gives to my food.  This recipe make a lot, so be sure to use a big bowl to hold it.  Perfect for a large gathering.

Ingredients:

Small Bag Bow Tie Pasta
1 large can olives, roughly chopped
1 head celery, chopped
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 cup thawed frozen peas
1 green pepper chopped
12ish cherry tomatoes cut into 1/4 segments
1/2 cup Saucy Sows Sweet Pepper Mustard Wing Sauce ~ Original
fresh chopped dill
fresh chopped basil
splash of balsamic vinegar
splash of olive oil
paprika to taste



Directions:

Cook pasta according to directions on package.  Drain pasta and toss with olive oil.  Let pasta cool in fridge for 15-30 minutes.  Add in remaining ingredients to pasta and mix well.  Put back in fridge for another 30 minutes so flavors blend, then serve.  I am the type that is constantly taste testing as I go along, so adjust seasonings to your personal taste.  Aside from one teen complaining about the peas, and the other teen complaining about the onions (though they both ate up every bite), this was a huge success!  There were some left overs that were thrown into the fridge and I ate for much the next day, still tasted fantastic!  It might be "A Wang Thang", but it's also so  much more.


Find Saucy Sows On-line:

Saucy Sows - Jackson Center, OH          



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