Summertime means barbeques, and what BBQ is complete without pasta salad? This version is a little more amped up than your usual pasta salad. Add in some kielbasa, BBQ sauce and hot sauce, and you have a spicy, tangy version that will knock your flip-flops off. I made this for my husband to take to his annual guys weekend, and apparently it was a hit. According to my husband, guys that normally hate pasta salad were inhaling this. (Yes, I let my husband go away for a guys weekend with a 1 month old at home. I’m still waiting for my “wife of the year” trophy.)
My favorite thing about it is that you can make it a day or two ahead of time, and keep it in the fridge. Perfect to make ahead of time before a big party or picnic. We’ll definitely be seeing more of this pasta salad this summer.
Looking for a more traditional pasta salad? Check out my tri-color pasta salad.
Source: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe