Monday, July 25, 2011

Pasta Salad

I can't wait for pot roast weather. I don't think it will ever arrive. Do I sound like I am bitching about the weather a lot? I am. I don't care. This weather feels like a punishment and I didn't do anything wrong. Well, not lately anyway. I have been making lots of cold salads. Versions of this one have been all over the place so I thought i would give it a try.

Mix 1/4 cup of buttermilk, salt and pepper, 1/2 cup of mayo and 2 tsp. chipotle pepper together in a bowl.

The recipe calls for 8 oz. of smoked Gouda. I used it and some fresh mozzarella. Next time instead of the smoked Gouda, I would use another kind. Regular Gouda or even cheddar would be good.

Cut the cheese into small cubes.

Add it to the sauce.

Cut a pint of cherry tomatoes in half.

Boil a pound of the pasta of your choice.

Add a large bunch of chopped basil.

Mix it all together and add a bit more milk if needed.

I'd rather have pot roast.