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

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.
Course 15 of the Best Pasta Salad Recipes on the Internet
Keyword mexican, pasta salad, southwestern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 -14 servings, as a side
Calories 273kcal
Author Fiona

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

Serving: 1g | Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 319mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g