Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Taco Pasta Salad

Made this dish for a dinner playgroup and it is soooooooo so good! I will definitely be making this a lot over the summer :)

Original recipe from

  • 1lb pasta or choice
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 10oz package frozen corn 
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 8oz shredded Mexican-blend cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 
  • 1 avocado, diced
  1. Cook the pasta al dente according to package directions.
  2. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the black beans, corn, tomatoes, salsa, and cheese. 
  4. Add the cooled pasta and mix well. 
  5. In another bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin and chili powder. 
  6. Pour over the pasta salad, add the cilantro, and mix well. 
  7. Season to taste with salt. 
  8. Just before serving, stir in the diced avocado. 

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