Tex-mex-style Pasta Salad Recipe

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Tex-Mex-style pasta salad

sherry monfils

By
@smonfils

I sometimes make this as an entree on a hot night. Sometimes I make it as a side dish to go along w/ my chicken tacos.
Either way it's a healthy, flavorful salad.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

1
16 oz pkg ronzoni healthy harvest rotini pasta
1 medium
green bell pepper, chopped
1
16 oz can black beans, drained
1/2 c
sliced black olives
1
16 oz jar favorite salsa, i used spicy salsa
1/2 c
light sour cream
2 tsp
minced garlic from a jar
3/4 tsp
ground cumin
1 small
avocado, peeled, chopped
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
1/3 c
grated parmesan cheese, i used reduced-fat

Step-By-Step

1Cook pasta as directed, drain. Run under cold water, drain. Place cool pasta in lg bowl. Add to bowl, the green bell pepper, black beans and olives.
2In medium bowl, combine salsa, sour cream, garlic and cumin. Gently add to pasta mix.
3In small bowl, toss together avocado and lemon juice. Gently toss w/ pasta mix. Sprinkle w/ parmsean cheese.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Salads, Pasta, Pasta Salads, Salads
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #Tex-Mex-style