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Taco Pasta Salad
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 12

This Taco Pasta Salad is a spicy potluck dish that everyone will love! ...MORE+ LESS-

Cheri Liefeld Cheri Liefeld
August 12, 2016

Ingredients

1
lb medium pasta shells (or other pasta shape)
1
(15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2
cups corn, frozen or canned
1/2
cup cilantro, finely chopped
2
tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 1/2
cups salsa
1/3
cup olive oil
1/4
cup lime juice
2
tablespoons Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
2
cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
2
cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
3
avocados, diced

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and cool.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, add the cooled pasta, black beans, corn, cilantro, tomatoes, and salsa. Toss gently.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, taco seasoning, and garlic. Pour over pasta and toss to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Chill until serving.
  • 4
    Right before serving, toss in the cheese and avocado.

Expert Tips

  • This pasta works best with firm but ripe avocados. Overly ripe avocados will become mushy.
  • Any small pasta shape works well here so feel free to use what you have on hand.
  • Reserve a small amount of the veggies to sprinkle on top for pretty presentation.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
610mg
25%
Potassium
550mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
51g
17%
Dietary Fiber
8g
33%
Sugars
4g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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