A bowl of southwest pasta salad with corn, tomatoes, black beans & cilantro

Southwest Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 -14 servings, as a side
Southwest pasta salad is filled with corn, black beans, and tons of veggies. It's a delicious, easy pasta salad recipe that's perfect for BBQs and potlucks.

Ingredients

Southwest Pasta Salad

  • 12 oz bite-sized pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped bell peppers I used 1/2 red & 1/2 green
  • 1 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1 cup black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • chilli lime vinaigrette recipe below
  • cotija cheese optional

Chilli Lime Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and cool for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the salad dressing by whisking together all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Add the cooled, cooked pasta to a very large salad bowl.
  • Add in the peppers, black beans, corn, tomatoes, red onion & cilantro.
  • Toss everything together with the chilli lime vinaigrette.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Southwest Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 273 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 319mg14%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.