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Mexican Pasta Salad Sausage

Easy Mexican-Style Pasta Salad with Sausage

Francoise's Kitchen
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people


  • 1 yellow squash, ¼-inch sliced and quarter
  • 1 zucchini, ¼-inch sliced and quarter  
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 6 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 onion, ¼-inch sliced and diced
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt, pepper
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can of yellow corn, rinsed and drained
  • 370 g (13 oz) orzo pasta
  • 2 sausages (I used Bratwurst but feel free to use your favorite. Chorizo will be nice in this recipe)
  • ¼ cup or more cilantro, finely cut

Dressing :

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice + 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp  lime + 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or ½ tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt, pepper


  • Preheat oven at 400 F.
  • Spread all the vegetables on a baking sheet (except the yellow corn). Sprinkle all the spices (cumin, paprika, smoked paprika, chili, garlic, salt, and pepper) and drizzle olive oil on it. Toss the vegetables until they are evenly coated and spread them in a single layer. Put the baking sheet in the oven until they are lightly roasted (20-25 minutes). Toss once. 
    Mexican Pasta Salad with Sausage
  • Meanwhile, poke the sausages. In a cast iron or frying pan, add a small amount of olive oil and cook the sausages, over medium heat, until cooked through (160 F). Put them on a cutting board, slice and quarter them.
  • Cook the pasta according to the package. Drain and place them immediately in a large bowl.
  • Prepare the dressing. In a small bowl, mix all together the juice and zest of both lemons, maple syrup or honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Set it aside.
  • In the big bowl, toss the pasta, the grilled vegetables, the sausages, cilantro, and dressing. Mix well. Adjust, salt, and pepper to taste. 
  • You can eat this salad warm, at room temperature, or keep it in a fridge for a few hours.
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