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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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: mexican pasta salad
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth

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

  • Combine sauce ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and re-season as necessary.

Pasta salad

  • Combine cooked (and drained) pasta, black beans, corn, and bell peppers in a large bowl.
  • Toss with sauce, cover (or place in large tupperware), and chill in the fridge for at least two hours, or overnight.
  • 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!

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 7.1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.3mg