This pasta salad is truly addicting. When I read the ingredients for the dressing, I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was. Creamy, tangy, sweet and as spicy as you’d like depending on if you’re feeding adults or children…or adult children.
The girls and I made this again at home. I went a bit heavier on the heat by also adding some cayenne pepper. I thought about adding some bacon, but honestly it’s good as vegetarian side dish.
We had it for dinner, it’s just as good as the first time.
The next day, I tore some arugula and added it to the pasta salad. I suggest trying this too!
Cowboy Pasta Salad
1 lb. bowtie pasta
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 cup your favorite bbq sauce
1 tbs spicy brown mustard
1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1-2 tsp of your favorite hot sauce
2 ears of fresh corn
2 cups cherry tomatoes
8 oz. cheddar cheese, grated
8 scallions, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
Arugula, if you want.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta per box instructions, drain in colander.
Put cooked pasta in a large bowl and drizzle with evoo, so the pasta doesn’t stick together, set aside.
Husk the corn and cut kernels off the cobs. Add corn to pasta.
Halve the tomatoes, add to pasta.
To make the sauce, whisk the mayo, bbq sauce, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce in a medium bowl until combined. Add the sauce to the pasta, tomatoes and corn, toss to combine.
Finely chop the green onions, add to pasta. Top with the grated cheddar cheese.
Taste for salt and pepper.