Recipes

Southwest Pasta Salad

Ingredients

Dressing 
  • 1/2 cup 
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbs seeded and chopped pickled jalapeño peppers 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 tsp ground cumin seed
  • 3/4 tsp salt
Salad
  • 6 ounces small pastas, cooked, rinsed with cold water and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup diced red onion
  • 3/4 cup diced red pepper
  • 3/4 cup diced yellow pepper 
  • 16 ounces chicken breasts cut in cubes and sautéed in a skillet with 

Directions 

  1. Stir together dressing ingredients in a small bowl until blended.
  2. Combine pasta, beans, onion, peppers, and chicken in a separate large bowl.
  3. Add dressing; toss to coat.
  4. Cover; chill 1 hour.
Posted by Tara Stafford at 8:30 AM
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