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3.6 from 20 votes

Mexican Pasta Salad Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. 8 oz of whole wheat pasta (we buy DeLallo brand)
  • 1 can of corn drained (corn niblets are best)
  • 1 can of Bush's black beans drained
  • 1 can olives drained and sliced
  • 1 orange or yellow bell pepper chopped
  • Cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro chopped
  • 1 small container of Cotija or feta cheese about 1/2 cup
  • Dressing Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta to package directions. Drain the pasta and set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix the cooled pasta, corn, beans, olives, bell pepper, tomatoes, and red onion.
  • Mix the dressing; pour the dressing over the pasta mixture.
  • Top with 1/2 of the cilantro. Toss and top with the remaining cilantro. Refrigerate so the flavors mingle, before serving.
  • Right before serving top with the cheese and serve!

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