An easy pasta salad bursting with flavor. It is fantastic for your next potluck. But bring a lot, it goes fast!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 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 bow tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.

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  • Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, garlic powder, cumin, ground chile pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper together in a large bowl. Stir corn, black beans, diced tomatoes and green chiles, and green onions into the dressing to coat. Gently mix avocados into bean mixture; fold bow tie pasta into the salad. Cover salad with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

473 calories; protein 12.7g 25% DV; carbohydrates 63.8g 21% DV; fat 21.1g 32% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 415.2mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2018
My partner and I both love this recipe perfect for lunches the next day. I add more black beans than it calls for usually and it s nice with fresh tomatoes in the summer. Easy and tasty:) Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/03/2015
The blend of spices makes sweet and sour in a bad way. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
03/02/2015
The blend of spices makes sweet and sour in a bad way. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/12/2017
I mixed all the vegetables first and put on the dressing. When I tasted it I thought "This is very much like Cowboy Caviar and the bow tie pasta won't add anything!" So I took it to the potluck as Cowboy Caviar and it disappeared. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2016
My husband loves cold salads in the summer but my issue is that most of them just are not hearty enough. The black beans in this is just the trick. I've experienced in the past that the chili tomatoes are too spicy for our liking so I just used 1/4 of the can. I also added some zucchini from the garden. I hope other users suggest different spices to use for this dish. I was not sure what I could use that wouldn't be too spicy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2015
Nice twist on a pasta salad! Great flavors with a spicy accent Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2013
Great recipe! Great blend of spices and flavors. It's not too spicy but definitely has a lot of flavor. It's also very easy. I didn't chill the pasta in the fridge just ran it under cold water added it to the spice mixture and served it immediately. You can add whatever you want to this pasta - I omitted the chiles and onions and added black olives. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/29/2016
Added a bit of purple cabbage and garbanzo beans. Too spicy. Will add only 1 tsp garlic powder and no Cayenne next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2018
My partner and I both love this recipe perfect for lunches the next day. I add more black beans than it calls for usually and it s nice with fresh tomatoes in the summer. Easy and tasty:) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2016
I make this in a big batch and my husband and I take it to work for lunch during the week Read More