Since everyone in America watches the Pioneer Woman (except me), this salad is probably old news to most people. But I do follow her on Facebook, and today she greeted me with this pasta salad that I immediately craved and had to reproduce.
I will not recreate the process here, because her blog is great and her pictures are better than mine, so there would be no point. But I will say that this salad was really, really good, and it will go on my regular list of things to make.
I did make one change, and I think it’s for the better, at least for me. She added smoked gouda that was cut into small cubes. I grated mine; I think it distributes better, and you don’t run the risk of getting a large chunk of cheese in a mouthful. I’m not a cheese hater, but it’s not high on my list of ingredients, and I’d rather avoid…the large chunk of cheese in my mouth. Anyway.