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Southwestern-Style Picante Pasta Salad

Southwestern-Style Picante Pasta Salad

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Whether you’re looking for a fabulous side dish or a meatless main that can hold its own, this Southwest inspired pasta salad fits the bill. Pasta and veggies are drenched in a flavorful picante sauce-based dressing. The flavor develops as it stands, so it’s the perfect make-ahead dish.

serves 8 people


cost per recipe: $5.35

The price is determined by the national average.

  • 1 1/2

    cups Pace® Picante Sauce

  • 2

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 1

    tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons chili powder

  • 1/4

    teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/2

    cup yellow frozen whole kernel corn

  • 1/3

    cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1/4

    cup chopped green onion

  • 1/2

    cup chopped red bell pepper

  • 1/2

    cup chopped green pepper

  • 16

    ounces (about 6 cups) corkscrew pasta, cooked and drained (about 8 cups cooked)

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How to Make It

Step 1

Stir the picante sauce, oil, lime juice, chili powder, black pepper, corn, cilantro, onion, red pepper and green pepper in a large bowl.

Step 2

Add the rotini and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Recipe Tips

  • Tip: You can also add diced cooked chicken breast or Swanson® Premium White Chunk Chicken Breast, drained, to this recipe.

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Ratings & Reviews

  • Lurch

    June 28, 2016

    This recipe is very easy and Delicious !!!!!

    I made this and was amazed how easy it came together and how Tasty it was..Definitely one of my go to's..

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