Spicy Pasta Salad


Here’s my easy and delicious recipe for a mildly spicy pasta salad. Trust me when I say the spice isn’t over the top, in fact the amount of Sriracha used gives it more of a smoky profile than spicy… If you want spice, add more, if you don’t want any at all, take out the Sriracha. Your call.

1lb Pasta (I used Fusilli)
1c Mayonnaise
2tbsp Sriracha
1tsp Salt
1tsp Ground Black Pepper
1tsp Onion Powder
1 each Large Green, Yellow & Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1 Medium Red Onion, chopped or sliced
4 Carrots, chopped or ribboned

2tbsp Grated Parmesan

It doesn’t get much easier than this recipe. Cook your pasta per the instructions on the box, then drain and mix in a large bowl with the remaining ingredients (not including the parmesan or it will start to melt) until well blended. Cover and place in the refrigerator for an hour before serving to allow the flavors to really meld. Mix in the grated parmesan and serve.

See, wasn’t the crazy simple!

Buon Appetito!


Published by Derek Martin

Husband, dad, home cook, wine snob... lover of bacon. I have spent my entire adult life surrounded by fine food and fine wines, starting with fifteen years working at, or running, some of New Jersey's top restaurants, and now the last two years working for one of the top fine wine distributors in the United States. I have absorbed a ton of information on food, wine, pairings and techniques during those seventeen years, and I'd love to share what I've learned with you!

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