Texas Pasta Salad with Poblano Lime Vinaigrette

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It’s been a rough few months for Texas so a welcome escape this fall will be spending quality time with friends and family watching our favorite teams and all the holiday get-togethers, feasting on yummy food for all of it.  I always like to bring a side or dessert since those are my two favorite parts of any potluck, so today I’m sharing a fun twist on the standard pasta salad.  This Texas Pasta Salad is a perfect dish for all my fellow Texans and I am so happy to partner with Texas-based Skinner® pasta to show off their super cool Texas Shape pasta!

This zesty Texas Pasta Salad with Poblano Lime Vinaigrette is the perfect quick and easy dish for those Texas football parties! #ad #howdyskinner

I’m a huge sucker for a good pasta salad.  Like, I have a problem.  It was dinner many nights when I was in graduate school.  So of course a pasta salad was the first thing that I thought of when I saw these little Skinner Texas Shape pastas.

I combined the pasta with crunchy and sweet bell peppers, savory kidney beans, and some white and green onions so that the salad was full of color and texture.

This zesty Texas Pasta Salad with Poblano Lime Vinaigrette is the perfect quick and easy dish for those Texas football parties! #ad #howdyskinner

A handful of our favorite local summer sausage gives the dish some protein and a nice salty bite.  Summer sausage was always a favorite snack of my family growing up so I love to find new dishes to put it in.

This zesty Texas Pasta Salad with Poblano Lime Vinaigrette is the perfect quick and easy dish for those Texas football parties! #ad #howdyskinner

To give the salad a big of a kick, it all gets tossed with this Poblano Lime Vinaigrette which is made with olive oil, apple cider vinegar for a little sweetness, subtly hot poblano peppers, and a few spices.

This zesty Texas Pasta Salad with Poblano Lime Vinaigrette is the perfect quick and easy dish for those Texas football parties! #ad #howdyskinner

This zesty Texas Pasta Salad with Poblano Lime Vinaigrette is the perfect quick and easy dish for those Texas football parties! #ad #howdyskinner

 

For such simple ingredients this came out with SO much flavor, and a perfect balance of salty, sweet, and spicy…just how us Texans like our food :)

This zesty Texas Pasta Salad with Poblano Lime Vinaigrette is the perfect quick and easy dish for those Texas football parties! #ad #howdyskinner

This zesty Texas Pasta Salad with Poblano Lime Vinaigrette is the perfect quick and easy dish for those Texas football parties! #ad #howdyskinner

I love that Skinner is a Texas-based brand and they clearly have a ton of Texas pride.  The little Texas shapes were perfect for a pasta salad because they are quick and easy to cook, have great flavor, and their shape allows them to stay sturdy for a salad and hold in all of the zesty vinaigrette dressing.  I can’t wait to take this along to our next game-watching party and to the holiday tables!

This zesty Texas Pasta Salad with Poblano Lime Vinaigrette is the perfect quick and easy dish for those Texas football parties! #ad #howdyskinner

This zesty Texas Pasta Salad with Poblano Lime Vinaigrette is the perfect quick and easy dish for those Texas football parties! #ad #howdyskinner

This zesty Texas Pasta Salad with Poblano Lime Vinaigrette is the perfect quick and easy dish for those Texas football parties! #ad #howdyskinner

Skinner makes all kinds of other budget-friendly and enriched pasta varieties including fettuccine, elbow, spaghetti, penne and more…and it doesn’t stop at the pasta.  The Houston-based brand donated 37,000 servings of pasta and rice to the Houston Food Bank and offered free hot meals from their food truck around the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey’s flooding.

~ It just doesn’t get more Texan than that <3 ~

 

This zesty Texas Pasta Salad with Poblano Lime Vinaigrette is the perfect quick and easy dish for those Texas football parties! #ad #howdyskinner
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Texas Pasta Salad with Poblano Lime Vinaigrette
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Traditional pasta salad gets some Lone Star State flavor with Texas-shaped pasta, zesty veggies, and smoked summer sausage all mixed with a subtly spicy poblano lime vinaigrette

Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 cups
Author: Table & Hearth
Ingredients
Pasta Salad
  • 1 package Skinner Texas Shape pasta cooked and chilled
  • 1/2 cup smoked summer sausage diced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper diced
  • 8 oz kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 onion finely diced
  • 2 tbsp green onion sliced
Poblano Lime Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 poblano pepper seeded
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Gently toss pasta, sausage, and vegetables together in large bowl

  2. Puree olive oil, vinegar, poblano, lime juice, cumin, red pepper flakes, and salt in a food processor until thoroughly combined

  3. Pour vinaigrette over pasta and gently toss to coat

  4. Refrigerate before serving

Recipe Notes

After cooking, toss pasta with some olive oil before refrigerating to keep it from sticking together

 

Omit the sausage to make this a vegetarian dish

 

Optional ingredients:  grilled corn, black beans, cilantro, green bell pepper, celery, smoked cheddar cheese

For a hotter vinaigrette, use jalapeno instead of poblano peppers

 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Skinner® pasta.  Recipe is completely my own as usual.  Click here to see my full disclosure policy.

 

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