Total Time
20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

An easy to make southwest pasta salad. You can very the amount of heat by using mild or hot salsa and by adjusting the amount of cayenne. If you don't like black olives try subbing black beans.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directons, drain and rinse with cold water, drain again.
  2. In a large bowl combine remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Add shells, toss and chill.
Most Helpful

This was an easy dish to make. I loved it. I wasn't sure about the olives since I am not usually a fan of olives. I tried a bite after I mixed all the ingredients in and it was good then. It was really good after it had chilled for hours. If you don't like real spicy food, you might want to take her advice and try less cayenne at first. It was delicious. I will make this again. I think I will try it with black beans next time. I love black beans. It was great with the olives and I will make it with them again too.

Southern Rose July 24, 2008