4 Perfect Foods For Pools, Lakes, and Rivers This Summer

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4) Grilled Sausage Pasta Salad (4 of 4)

Grilled Sausage Pasta Salad

4) Grilled Sausage Pasta Salad (4 of 4)

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This crunchy and flavorsome pasta salad will make your pool-side party an instant hit.

Ingredients

  • Tomato paste – 1 tablespoon
  • Thinly sliced shallot separated into rings – 1
  • Thinly sliced large celery ribs – 2
  • Thin strips of smoked mozzarella – 1/4 pound
  • Sausage mix of your choice with sausages and vegetables thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Gemelli pasta – 1 pound
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice – 3 tablespoons
  • Finely grated lemon zest – 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Finely chopped large garlic cloves – 2
  • Extra-virgin olive oil – 6 tablespoons (a little more for drizzling)
  • Chopped thyme – 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Chopped basil – 1 cup

Preparation

  1. Cook the pasta in a pot of boiling water. Drain and reserve ¼ cup of water.
  2. Transfer the pasta into a bowl, drizzle olive oil on top, and coat.
  3. Combine together the lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic shallot, thyme, and tomato paste in a bowl.
  4. Add cooking water and 6 tablespoons of olive oil into the tomato paste bowl, and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Top the pasta with the dressing and mix well.
  6. Add the peppers, celery, sausages, radicchio, and mozzarella in the pasta bowl.
  7. Garnish the pasta with salt & pepper and basil.

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