Mexican Pasta Salad | Mutli-colored pasta and bold southwest flavors make this easy Mexican Pasta Salad an awesome pasta salad recipe for Cinco de Mayo. If you’re looking for Cinco de Mayo recipes you can make ahead of time and serve at your Cinco de Mayo party this beautiful southwest pasta salad is it! It makes a delicious summer side dish for summer BBQs and picnics.
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Mexican Pasta Salad with Creamy Chipotle Lime Dressing

Mutli-colored pasta and bold southwest flavors make this easy Mexican Pasta Salad an awesome pasta salad recipe for Cinco de Mayo or summer picnics.
Course Side
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 551
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell

Ingredients

Pasta Salad

  • 12 oz Bowtie noodles (colors optional)
  • 1 can Roasted corn
  • 1 can Black beans
  • 1 pint Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 c Green peppers , diced
  • ½ Red onion , diced
  • 2 Avocados
  • 1/3 c Cilantro , chopped
  • 4 oz Queso Fresco , crumbled

Dressing

  • 1/2 c Mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp Lime juice
  • 1/8 tsp Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Chipotle hot sauce (or your favorite hot sauce if you don't have chipotle)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add noodles and cook until al dente. Remove from heat, drain water and place them in a large bowl.
  • Add corn, black beans, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and avocados.
  • In a small bowl mix up the dressing by combining all of the dressing ingredients and stirring together.
  • Pour the dressing over the noodles and toss everything together.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add cheese and fresh cilantro and toss once more.
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1c | Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 1317mg | Potassium: 942mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3.2mg