Spicy Gouda Pasta Salad

It’s almost that time of the year – nice weather, picnics, and bbq’s! A favorite dish is always pasta salad. Instead of the normal g0-to recipe, why not try this awesome twist – we bet it’ll be a hit! This spicy gouda pasta salad combines gouda cheese, pasta, and adobo sauce to create a zesty new dish that is sure to please the crowds. Of course, anything paired with ¬†Jake’s Gouda Cheese is! ūüôā Try this Spicy Gouda Pasta Salad and let us know what you think!

Spicy Gouda Pasta Salad


Kosher salt
12 ounces bowtie
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup white vinegar, plus more if needed
Freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons adobo sauce from a can of chipotles (or 1 minced chipotle)
1 10 -ounce package grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1/2 pound smoked gouda cheese, cut into small cubes
24 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs. Drain and rinse under cold water until no longer hot; set aside.

Make the dressing: Mix the mayonnaise, milk, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper to taste and the adobo sauce in a small bowl.

In a large bowl, combine the pasta, dressing, tomatoes and gouda. Taste for seasoning, adding more salt and pepper if needed, and even an extra teaspoon or 2 of vinegar, if necessary. Stir in the basil at the end. Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving.

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