Potluck Pasta Salad

I’ve never had much luck when it comes to pasta salads. It’s like I show up with my bowl at a potluck and then do the walk of shame as I take it home almost untouched. Until now. When my friend first made this it was love at first taste. This pasta salad is in a league of its own. The dressing ingredients may seem a little odd, but trust me on this one, they all come together just beautifully. I’ve made this on multiple occasions and every time I come home with an empty bowl and a few requests for the recipe. So glad I can finally redeem myself in the potluck circuit, phew, check that off my bucket list.

1 package pasta (like tri-colored rotini)
1 bell pepper, chopped (green, yellow, orange or red)
2 medium tomatoes, chopped (or 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved)
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
8 small fully cooked smoked sausages, sliced (or if you used uncooked sausages, just fry them up beforehand)

Dressing:
1/4 cup white vinegar
3 Tablespoons Sugar
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon ketchup
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain then rinse with cold water. Prepare tomatoes, pepper and sausages then mix together in a large bowl with pasta noodles. Mix dressing ingredients in a blender, or whisk vigorously until sugar is dissolved. Pour over pasta salad and toss until evenly coated. Add feta cheese and gently toss. Cover and refrigerate about an hour before serving. .

*Source: Julie Tovey

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