Southwest Pasta. Pasta, black beans, corn, and bell peppers with Rotel and taco seasoning. One pot pasta recipes are so easy! Pasta is tossed with a zesty dressing of lime juice, chili powder and cumin.
Southwestern Pasta Salad I created this southwestern pasta salad for a friend of mine who owns a catering business. I was told it was a hit at her events and it's now among the most-requested dishes. Today I'm sharing this super easy southwest pasta salad recipe. You can cook Southwest Pasta using 12 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of Southwest Pasta
- You need 8 oz of linguini, or pasta of your choice.
- You need 1 clove of garlic, minced.
- Prepare 15 oz of canned black beans, drained & rinsed.
- You need 1 tbsp of vegetable oil.
- You need 15 oz of canned diced tomatoes, undrained.
- You need 1/2 cup of picante sauce.
- Prepare 1/4 tsp of onion powder.
- Prepare 1 tsp of chili powder.
- It’s 1 tsp of ground cumin.
- It’s 1/4 tsp of dried oregano.
- Prepare 4 oz of shredded Colby Jack cheese blend.
- It’s 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro.
I absolutely love southwest and Mexican food – so it's the perfect way to include all your favorite southwest flavors into the perfect potluck salad. It has a super delicious chili lime vinaigrette dressing. Then it's filled with black beans, corn, bell peppers, red onion. It's loaded with veggies and protein and coated in a deliciously simple and healthy southwest dressing.
Southwest Pasta step by step
- Cool pasta according to package directions. Drain..
- Heat vegetable oil in large skillet over medium high heat until hot. Add garlic. Saute for a few seconds. Add undrained tomatoes, picante sauce, black beans, chili powder, cumin & oregano and mix well. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low & cover..
- Simmer sauce, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Remove cover. Increase heat to medium high. Cook, stirring frequently until reach desired consistently, about 5 minutes..
- Add pasta to sauce. Toss. Serve with cheese & cilantro sprinkled on top..
It's loaded with veggies and protein and coated in a deliciously simple and healthy southwest dressing. Eventually I settled on Southwest Pasta Salad, because I think with the flavors and colors in this salad, that name suits it best. There are so many things that I love about pasta salads like this. For one, you can make it and then eat it for lunch for a few days. Mix cream cheese spread, seasoning and milk until blended.