Yummy Recipe Monday: Southwestern Pasta Salad

Southwestern Pasta Salad


  • Prep
    20 m
  • Cook
    10 m
  • Ready In
    30 m
Recipe By:Lisa Scott Provost
"Really popular at potlucks--make a double batch! Very easy and very delicious. Serve on a bed of lettuce for a nice touch."
Ingredients
  • 1/2 (16 ounce) package rotini pasta
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 1/2 cups whole kernel corn
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup chopped roma (plum) tomatoes
Directions
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  • In a large bowl combine oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt and garlic. Stir in pasta and set aside to cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in corn, beans, green pepper, red pepper and 1/2 of the cilantro leaves. Spoon onto a platter and garnish with tomatoes and remaining cilantro. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
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