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Mexican Pasta Salad
This Mexican Pasta Salad needs to make an appearance at your next grill out. A fun textured pasta + fresh crunchy veggies + black beans + a kick butt sauce!
Servings: 12 people
Results and timings may vary when adjusting servings
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins
 
Ingredients
Sauce
  • 1 (16 oz) jar picante sauce
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup Sour cream
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
Pasta Salad
  • 1 (16 oz) box rotini pasta cooked al dente according to package directions
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can sweet corn drained
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper diced
  • Cilantro optional as a garnish
Instructions
Sauce
  1. Combine sauce ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and re-season as necessary.
Pasta salad
  1. Combine cooked (and drained) pasta, black beans, corn, and bell peppers in a large bowl.
  2. Toss with sauce, cover (or place in large tupperware), and chill in the fridge for at least two hours, or overnight.
  3. Serve cold!
Notes

The sauce will be extremely runny right after you make it, but will thicken and adhere to the pasta as it chills in the fridge!

Want to make this gluten free? Be sure to use a gluten free pasta!

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