Grilled Sausage and Pepper Pasta Salad

Grilled Sausage and Pepper Pasta Salad
Servings: 6 Prep 20 mins Cook 7 mins Grill 22 mins

Ingredients

Dressing
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Pasta Salad
  • 1 pound fiori pasta (honeycomb shape)
  • 1 sweet onion, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 sweet red peppers, cored and cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored and cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 1/2 pounds mild pork sausage links
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Make It

1. Heat grill to medium-high heat. Make Dressing. Whisk together vinegar, sugar and mustard. While whisking, add oil in a thin stream. Whisk in basil, salt and pepper.

2. Pasta Salad. Heat a pot of lightly salted water to boiling. Add pasta; cook 7 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Toss with half the dressing.

3. Secure onion slices with toothpicks. Grill onion and peppers for 10 to 12 minutes, turning. Remove toothpicks and chop veggies. Stir into pasta. Reduce grill temp to medium.

4. Grill sausages on medium heat or the cooler part of a charcoal grill for 9 to 10 minutes, turning often, until internal temperature registers 150 degrees F. Slice into coins. Toss with pasta, salt, peppers, onions and remaining dressing.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 608, Fat, total (g): 30, chol. (mg): 33, sat. fat (g): 8, carb. (g): 65, fiber (g): 5, pro. (g): 22, sodium (mg): 921, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.