This was unexpectedly really lovely. I loved the spicy kick the chipotle gave the dish. I didn't have any smoked gouda so I used a Northumberland cheese called Smoked Cuddy's Cave, which worked really well in this dish too.
Spicy Pasta Salad with Smoked Cheese, Tomatoes and Basil
(from Pioneer Woman)
250g dried pasta shapes
4 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp milk
4t bsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp chipotle paste
salt and pepper
140g cherry tomatoes, halved
225g smoked cheese, cut into small cubed
12 basil leaves, chiffonaded
Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Drain, run under the cold tap and then drain again well.
Mix the mayonnaise, milk, vinegar, salt, pepper, and chipotle paste together in a small bowl.
In a large bowl, stir together the pasta, dressing, tomatoes, and cheese. Stir in the basil. Put it into the fridge for a couple of hours before serving or pack into a lunchbox.