Southwestern Style Pasta Salad Recipe

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Southwestern style pasta salad

sherry monfils

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@smonfils

The only time I eat at McDonald's is to get their southwestern salad w/ chicken. It's so damn good I figured why not just make my own at home? So I did!! Much better!!


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Serves:

8

Prep:

2 Hr 25 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 c
hidden valley ranch southwestern style salad dressing, or krafts
1 tsp
cumin
1/2 tsp
salt
1-1/2 c
whole kernel corn
1
15 oz can bush's southwestern style black beans, drained
1/2 c
diced green bell pepper
1/2 c
diced red bell pepper
1/4 c
finely chopped cilantro leaves
1 c
chopped plum tomatoes
1-1/2 c
cooked, cubed chicken breast, optional
1 box
whole grain rotini pasta

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook pasta as directed, drain, let cool. In medium bowl, whisk together dressing, cumin and salt. You can use more or less dressing, depending on your tastes.
2
In lg bowl, combine bell peppers, beans and cilantro. Stir in cooled pasta. Gently stir in dressing.
3
Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hrs. Before serving, stir and add more dressing as needed. I serve this salad w/ a bowl of tortilla strips that have been baked or you can buy the packaged kind.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy