pasta salad

Vegetable Pasta Salad


  • 3 carrots sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 3 kale leaves chopped
  • fresh basil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 Italian link sausages
  • 2 lbs penne noodles
  • 1 cup avocado or coconut oil mayo
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt to taste


  1. Cook penne according to instructions.  Rinse in cold water and set aside.

  2. Cook sausages.  Cool slightly and then cut into bite size pieces.

  3. In small bowl mix mayo and balsamic vinegar.

  4. Place cooled penne and sausage into serving bowl.  Add all chopped vegetables and mayo mixture.  Stir and then add ribbons of freshly cut basil and salt to taste.