Mexicali Pasta Salad


Mexican-style pasta salad that is a great change for a picnic.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
12 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package tri-color rotini pasta

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (11 ounce) can Mexican-style corn, drained

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies

  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper

  • ½ cup Italian-style salad dressing, or more to taste

  • ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

  • cup minced fresh cilantro

  • 1 slice onion, minced

  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix

  • ½ lime, juiced


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.

  2. Mix black beans, corn, green chilies, red bell pepper, Italian dressing, Mexican cheese, green onions, cilantro, onion, taco seasoning, and lime juice together in a bowl. Add rotini and lightly stir to combine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
6g Fat
41g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 651mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 19mg 96%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 238mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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