Rating: 4.47 stars
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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

246 calories; protein 8.8g; carbohydrates 41g; fat 5.5g; cholesterol 5.4mg; sodium 651.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (25)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2012
Instead of an italian dressing I used a homemade Dorothy Lynch Style Salad dressing that I found on this site. I made no other changes. I made this the night before and portioned it out for lunches for my husband and I--we both really liked it. He asked me to make it again soon but to add chicken next time. This recipe's a keeper. REALLY good. NOTE: The longer it sits the better it gets. Read More
(11)
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2012
Instead of an italian dressing I used a homemade Dorothy Lynch Style Salad dressing that I found on this site. I made no other changes. I made this the night before and portioned it out for lunches for my husband and I--we both really liked it. He asked me to make it again soon but to add chicken next time. This recipe's a keeper. REALLY good. NOTE: The longer it sits the better it gets. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2013
I love a good taco pasta salad. I made this but instead of Italian dressing (I really dislike Italian dressing) I used sour cream mixed with a little milk. Otherwise I kept it the same. My 4 year old even loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2013
I added sliced cherry tomatoes; I added garlic shrimp shredded Mexican cheese Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2012
Not your typical rotini salad. A nice change of pace. Would be great for a Mexican potluck. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2017
Made this the night before for a work lunch pot luck and it was super dry. So the next time I made it I used 1-1 1/2 cups of Zesty Italian salad dressing. I also doubled the onion and cheese. I used frozen corn instead of canned. I also omitted the green chilies because my kids don't like them and omitted the cilantro because I don't care for cilantro. Overall a great recipe you can make tweak to make your own. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2014
loved this recipe! Just the right mix of ingredients that was a hit with everyone in the family. We took it camping kept for 3 days and just got better! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2014
I used spicy taco seasoning added grape tomatoes & used sharp cheddar. Yummy!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2014
Doubled the dressing mixture & cheese. Cut the cilantro by half. Added grape tomatoes. Superb. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2017
Awesome! Perfect for lunch. I added chicken seasoned with chili pepper paprika and onion powder to it. Read More
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