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Spicy Mexican Pasta Salad

Spicy Mexican Pasta Salad
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 4

A delicious Mexican-style pasta salad that is thrown together in minutes! Served warm or at room temperature, it’s full of color and flavor. ...MORE+ LESS-

Daring Gourmet
March 9, 2017

Ingredients

4
cups cooked (al dente) rotini pasta, hot
1
cup Old El Paso™ Hot Thick 'n Chunky Salsa
1
can (4 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
1
can (4 oz) sliced black olives, drained
1
can (14 oz) Muir Glen™ Organic Tomatoes Fire Roasted
1
can (14 oz) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
3/4
cup sweet corn, drained
1/2
cup red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
2
green onions, sliced

For the dressing:

1/2
cup Italian dressing
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    Begin by gathering your ingredients.
  • 2
    Combine the dressing ingredients and set aside.
  • 3
    While the pasta is hot, combine all ingredients in large bowl.
  • 4
    Pour the dressing over and toss to combine.
  • 5
    Serve immediately warm or at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • This pasta is also excellent served cold. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving for best flavor results.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
480
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
18%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
2180mg
91%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
79g
26%
Dietary Fiber
9g
37%
Sugars
11g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
60%
60%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • A colorful pasta salad with plenty of bold Mexican flavor. Could this salad be any easier? Toss it all in a big bowl and done! A big part of what makes a dish enjoyable is its appearance. You can probably think of some examples of dishes that taste fantastic but just look downright awful (think “slow cooker”). And of course it goes both ways – food can also look gorgeous but lack flavor and taste boring. So ideally, you have both: A dish that tastes good and looks good. It’s hard to go wrong with this Spicy Mexican Pasta Salad because not only is it packed with a lot of flavor, it’s so colorful and vibrant it makes you want to call your friends over for a fiesta right then and there. Or go outside and barbecue or take it on a picnic! The best part about this pasta salad is it’s so quick and easy to put together. And if you serve it cold, you can even make it a day in advance.

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