Adobo Pasta Salad
This recipe is from one of my favorite cookbooks "Santa Fe Hot and Spicy" compiled by Joan Stromquist. I love pasta salad and this one is fresh and zesty for summer.
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|1 lbpenne pasta; cooked al dente|
|1 yellow squash; diced|
|1 zucchini; diced|
|1 red onion; finely chopped|
|1 red bell pepper; seeded and diced|
|1/2 cupsundried tomatoes; preferably packed in oil, rinsed and chopped|
|3 roma tomatoes; diced|
|16 ozcanned corn; drained|
|1/2 cupasiago cheese; grated|
|2 cupsbroccoli; cut into florets and steamed|
|Chipotle Sundried Tomato Dressing|
|1/4 tspcoriander seed|
|1/4 tspcumin seed|
|1/4 tspground cinnamon|
|1/4 tspfennel seed|
|1 chipotle chile pepper; in adobo sauce|
|1/4 cuptomato juice; V8 will also work|
|1 1/2 tbspsherry vinegar|
|3/4 cupolive oil|
Adobo Pasta Salad Preparation
1. To make the dressing, heat a small non-stick saute pan until hot. Add the spices and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a mortar and pestle and grind finely. Alternatively, grind them finely in a food processor (which you will use later).
2. Combine toasted spices with remaining dressing ingredients except oil and puree until combined. Slowly drizzle in oil (with processor running of possible) until dressing is the desired consistency.
3. For the salad, saute the squash cubes in some olive oil in a large saute pan until golden, being careful not to overload the pan which can make the squash get mushy.
4. Combine the salad ingredients and toss to combine. Drizzle dressing over the top until satisfactorily coated. Enjoy!
If you plan on having this as left overs, I suggest dressing only the amount of salad you plan on eating that day. The pasta tends to soak up the dressing when refrigerated, which can make it seem dry. Alternatively, take the salad out of the fridge 30 minutes before you plan to eat it to allow the oil from the dressing to come back to life.
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So yummy, and keeps well if you don't add the dressing until ready to eat. I would definitely make this again.
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