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Easy Southwestern Pasta Salad

This Easy Southwestern Pasta Salad is light, refreshing, and delicious. Serve as a side dish or add grilled chicken to make this a perfect meal on its own.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Servings: 10 -12
Calories: 425kcal
Author: Sandra

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin

Pasta Salad

  • 1 pound bowtie pasta cooked, drained and cooled
  • 1 orange or red bell pepper diced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes diced
  • 1 bunch green onion chopped
  • 2 cups cilantro coarsely chopped
  • 2 avocados cubed
  • 15 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 3 corn cobs cooked and kernels removed from stem or 1 can corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup Cotija cheese optional, crumbled

Instructions

  • Add all dressing ingredients to a mason jar with a lid and shake until combined; you can also add to a small bowl and stir. 
  • In a large bowl combine all the salad ingredients. Add dressing and toss to combine. 
  • Serve immediately or cover and place in the fridge until ready to serve.

Notes

Cook time is the amount of time for the noodles to boil.

Nutrition

Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 643mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 935IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 2.8mg