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Southwestern Ranch Pasta Salad

Southwestern Ranch Pasta Salad
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 6
Whipping up a great pasta salad while the meat is grilling is easy with Suddenly Salad. Just toss in your favorite veggies, stir and voilà!
Updated April 25, 2016

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® classic pasta salad mix
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup spicy ranch or regular ranch dressing
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Tortilla chips, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Empty Pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding corn during last 2 minutes of cooking.
  • 2
    Drain pasta and corn; rinse with cold water. Shake to drain well.
  • 3
    Im medium bowl, stir together seasoning mix, dressing and lime juice. Stir in pasta with corn and remaining ingredients except tortilla chips. Serve salad with tortilla chips. Serve immediately, or refrigerate.

  • No Spicy Ranch dressing in your fridge? Just add about 1/4 teaspoon chili powder to the regular ranch dressing.
  • Toss it in! Stir 1 1/2 cups cut-up cooked chicken or ham or 1/2 cup Progresso® canned black beans (drained and rinsed) or shredded cheese into finished salad.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
840mg
35%
Potassium
340mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
6g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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