This cajun pasta salad is so creamy and full of flavor, it's bound to be a hit at your next party. The array of spices pack flavorful heat into this pasta dish. Pair with your choice of meat and a vegetable for a complete meal.
1 pound elbow macaroni
1 tablespoon good-quality olive oil
½ cup of shallots, finely minced
1 cup red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped
4 celery stalks, finely chopped
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons of whole grain Dijon mustard
1 & ½ cups mayonnaise
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon of hot sauce (ie, Tobasco, Crystals)
Want to see the entire recipe? Click here Published October 16, 2015.