Tex-Mex-style pasta salad

sherry monfils


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.


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min
20 Min


  • 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

How to Make Tex-Mex-style pasta salad


  1. Cook 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.
  2. In medium bowl, combine salsa, sour cream, garlic and cumin. Gently add to pasta mix.
  3. In small bowl, toss together avocado and lemon juice. Gently toss w/ pasta mix. Sprinkle w/ parmsean cheese.

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About Tex-Mex-style pasta salad

Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy
Hashtag: #Tex-Mex-style

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