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Mexican Inspired Pasta Salad


  • Author: Food with Feeling
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
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Ingredients

For the Pasta Salad:

  • 16 ounces of pasta cooked according to package instructions, I used bow tie pasta but whatever you have will work. You can also sub whole wheat or a gluten free pasta
  • 1 head of Grilled corn, removed from cob (about 1 cup of corn if using canned)
  • 2/3 cup of Black beans
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ of an avocado, diced
  • ¼ cup of Cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup of Red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup of Cacique® Cotija cheese, crumbled

For the Dressing:

  • ½ an avocado, diced
  • 1 cup of Cacique® Chipotle Mexican Style Sour Cream
  • 4 tablespoons of  lime juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon of Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 34 tablespoons of water to thin the dressing as needed

Instructions

  1. If you haven’t already done so, cook your pasta according to package instructions and grill your corn.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, corn, black beans, cherry tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, red onion, and cotija cheese.
  3. Make your dressing by adding all of the ingredients into a blender and blending until smooth. You can also whisk it together in a bowl if you prefer, just be sure to mince your garlic first.
  4. Pour the dressing over top of the salad and toss to combine.
  5. Serve and garnish with a bit of extra cilantro and cotija cheese and ENJOY!

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: pasta salad, mexican, easy dinner