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Mexican Fiesta Pasta Salad

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars
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"Your family and friends will love this zesty pasta salad. A surprising change from traditional pasta salads. Ole!"
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Ingredients

2 h 30 m servings 272
Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil; cook the rotini in the boiling water until the pasta is cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain. Rinse under cold running water until completely cooled; drain thoroughly.
  2. Whisk the salsa, mayonnaise, sour cream, black beans, Mexican-style corn, red bell pepper, green onions, black olives, garlic powder, cumin, cilantro, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl; add the cooled pasta and stir to coat evenly. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours to overnight before serving.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 272 calories; 14 31.6 6.5 8 615 Full nutrition

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Wow this was fantastic! I made it for a BBQ last night as I thought it would be something unexpected and less likely to be duplicated. I was right! I like to make a new recipe exactly as it's wr...

Most helpful critical review

This pasta salad did not turn out well, but I was able to save it by doing the following: 4x the amount of spices listed, 2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp each taco seasoning, salt and pepper, 1 whole ...

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Wow this was fantastic! I made it for a BBQ last night as I thought it would be something unexpected and less likely to be duplicated. I was right! I like to make a new recipe exactly as it's wr...

What a pretty pretty dish. I doubled it and loved it. I think my guest will really like it tomorrow for our taco dinner. Thanks for sharing.

WOW! This pasta salad is great! Served it for Father's Day and it was well received. What a welcome change from regular pasta salads. As people tasted it, you could see the look of surprise on t...

Thank you for trying my recipe and for your reviews. The salad is somewhat soupy at first; when I submitted this recipe I believe I stated "best when made a day ahead, to allow flavors to blend)...

I coordinated a Mexican / Southwest themed tailgate party and made this salad. The only change I made was omitting the olives. It was easy to make and very good! I might add a little more "spi...

Made this one exactly as recipe says, minus olives, and it is SOOOOOO good. The family loves it It is a keeper!

This pasta salad did not turn out well, but I was able to save it by doing the following: 4x the amount of spices listed, 2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp each taco seasoning, salt and pepper, 1 whole ...

All I can say is FABULOUS! I did not have cilantro and added maybe only 1/2 the olives. Just a pinch of cayenne. Not a waist watchers but so yummy!

I made this exactly as directed. After it was finished I decided it needed more red bell pepper, more onion and more cilantro. It did not turn out as well as the other reviews said it would. Wil...