Southwestern Pasta Salad

What's the secret to this delicious pasta salad? Using jarred salsa in the dressing makes it flavorful and simple to prepare.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked rotini pasta (8 oz)
1
cup Cascadian Farm® frozen organic sweet corn
1
jar (16 oz) Muir Glen™ organic medium garlic-cilantro salsa
1/4
cup olive oil
3
tablespoons lime juice
1/2
teaspoon coarse (kosher or sea) salt
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (2.25 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained

  • 1 Cook pasta as directed on box, adding corn during last 2 minutes of cook time. Drain; rinse with cold water.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir together salsa, olive oil, lime juice and salt. Stir in pasta and remaining ingredients.
  • 3 Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Expert Tips

Rinsing the beans helps to remove much of the salt used in the canning process.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
25 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 g
3 %
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
780 mg
780 %;
Total Carbohydrate
56 g
56 %
(Dietary Fiber
8 g
8 %
),
Protein
11 g
11 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%;
Vitamin C
45%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.