Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Taco Pasta Salad

I love having salads as sides for all of our summer grilling.
It makes dinner quick and easy.
One of our favorite salads is Taco Pasta Salad.
It is a very refreshing salad to have on a hot day, plus we just love the flavors.

1 - 1lb. box of pasta, cooked al dente according to package directions
(I use wagon wheel pasta. I like how everything gets stuck in the spokes, and they are easy to pick up on a fork)
1 - 16 oz pkg frozen corn, thawed (you can use fresh if you have it)
2 - 15.5 oz cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
2 - large tomatoes, diced
1 - 24 oz jar chunky salsa (I used my favorite jarred salsa, Great Value White Corn & Black bean Salsa)
1 - 8 oz pkg Mexican blend shredded cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
juice of 2 limes
1 tablespoon cumin
2 teaspoon chili powder
pinch fresh ground salt
pinch fresh ground pepper
1 large bunch of cilantro, chopped (I used about 1 cup because I love it)

1. Cook the pasta. Drain and rinse with cold water.
2. In a large bowl, mix corn, black beans, tomatoes, salsa, and cheese.
3. Gently stir the cooled pasta into the salsa mixture.
4. In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper together.
5. Pour the olive oil mixture over the pasta mixture, add cilantro, and gently mix.

I hope you enjoy this easy salad!

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  1. This sounds really good! It combines a few of my favorites...mexican food and pasta. Thanks for sharing the recipe, can't wait to try it! =)


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