This and that: Southwestern Pasta Salad {CIC)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Southwestern Pasta Salad {CIC)

A pasta salad with a southwestern twist and just the right amount of heat.

This month's crazy ingredient challenge is black beans and mayonnaise.  Southwestern Pasta Salad uses both with a little heat in every beat.

Southwestern Pasta Salad

Each month our facebook group pick two ingredients to use in a recipe.  Sometimes the ingredients mesh together well, sometimes not so easy.  This month black beans and mayonnaise were the winners.  

Mayonnaise made me think of pasta salad and it was easy to add black beans to the mix.  I did want to have a little heat to my salad and BINGO, as I was shopping I found chipolte sauce.  This sauce worked perfectly and you could add as much as you want, depending on how much heat you want in each bite.  

A pasta salad with a southwestern twist and just the right amount of heat.

1 lb Radiotore Pasta cooked
1 bag Bird's Eye Southwestern Corn
1 can 15 oz Black Beans
1 pint Grape Tomatoes
1 cup Shredded Cheese 

for dressing:
1/3 cup Mayonnaise
1/3 cup Sour Cream
3 tsp Chipotle Sauce (I used La Costena) *

Cook pasta as directed and cool.
In small bowl mix mayonnaise, sour cream and chipotle sauce together.
Once pasta is cool, add Bird's Eye Southwestern Corn, Black Beans, Tomatoes.  Mix together.
Stir in dressing.
Mix in shredded Cheese.
Chill and Serve.

A pasta salad with a southwestern twist and just the right amount of heat.

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  1. Black beans plus chipotle? Definitely a winning combination.

  2. I haven't made pasta salad in awhile and I really want to make this. Love the chipotles in it.

  3. Love the flavors you have going on in this salad. I don't think I have seen a chipotle sauce before, but I will be looking for it.

  4. Oh my gosh, why didn't I think of this! My kids (and I) would gobble this one up.


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