Southwestern Pasta Salad (

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 306.7
  • Total Fat: 11.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 184.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.2 g
  • Protein: 11.1 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1/2 (16 ounce) package rotini pasta
    1/3 cup vegetable oil
    1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
    2 tablespoons chili powder, or to taste
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 cloves garlic, crushed
    1 1/2 cups whole kernel corn
    1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
    1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
    1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
    1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
    1 cup chopped roma (plum) tomatoes


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
In a large bowl combine oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt and garlic. Stir in pasta and set aside to cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
Stir in corn, beans, green pepper, red pepper and 1/2 of the cilantro leaves. Spoon onto a platter and garnish with tomatoes and remaining cilantro. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Serving Size: Makes 8 servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DWARGENBORNF.