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Smoky Chipotle Pasta Salad


Ingredients:

2 cups uncooked rotini pasta

1 large garlic clove, minced

2 sweet Italian sausages

1/2 of a chipotle pepper in adobo, minced

1/2 cup fresh corn

1/4 cup diced carrot

1/2 cup mayonaise

1/2 juice of a lemon

1 1/2 teaspoons adobo sauce

1/4 teaspoon brown sugar

salt & pepper to taste

olive oil

handful of cilantro, chopped


 

Directions:

Cook pasta per directions on box and drain

In a medium skillet, heat olive oil and saute garlic clove for 1 minute

Add in corn, carrot and the chopped chipotle pepper and stir. If needed, add a little water to help the veggies cook.

 Once cooked, remove vegetables from the pan and cook the sausage in the same pan. Slice the sausage once browned & cooked until no longer pink, about 7-9 minutes

5. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon, adobo sauce, brown sugar and salt and pepper.

6. Add veggies, pasta and sausage to the bowl. Toss gently and sprinkle cilantro on top.