Mexicano Pasta Salad

Salsa, black beans, corn and Cheddar cheese perk up an easy-prep pasta salad.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

3
cups uncooked rotini or rotelle pasta (8 oz)
1
can (15.25 oz) Green Giant™ whole kernel corn, drained
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1
large green bell pepper, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
3/4
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1/3
cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
1/2
cup oil-and-vinegar dressing
  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2 In very large bowl, mix pasta and remaining ingredients. Cover; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours to blend flavors.

Expert Tips

If you have leftover corn on the cob, cut the corn off the cob and use 2 cups of it instead of the canned corn.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
520mg
520%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.