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tex-mex-style pasta salad

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
sherry monfils
worcester, MA

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
serves 12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For tex-mex-style pasta salad

  • 1
    16 oz pkg ronzoni healthy harvest rotini pasta
  • 1 md
    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 sm
    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.