Pasta salad reminds me of summer BBQs in friends' and families' backyards. The carefree kind of summers where you lived in a bathing suit and kept busy for hours running through a slip-n-slide of sprinkler to stay cool. While I may not have a slip-n-slide in my backyard, I have this pasta salad on repeat right now. It's smokey, sweet and spicy all at the same time. The summer sausage used here is a venison smoked jalapeño cheddar sausage from Mat's hunt a year or two back but feel free to use whatever kind of summer sausage you can get your hands on!
We eat a LOT of oats in this house. You can’t go wrong with a warm bowl of porridge creamy oats. If you add warm sautéed cinnamon apples or caramelized bananas on top and it’s basically dessert for breakfast. With this summer heat creeping in I’m trying to keep the core temperature low and these overnight oats served COLD are the ticket. Get creative with your toppings! Pictured here with quick chia strawberry jam & granola.
There is nothing simpler and let's talk about FRESH. I love how bright this dish is. Full of flavor, a little kick from the jalapeño and a touch of sweetness from the mango. Is there anything else you could possibly want from a dish?! I think not!