Hot and Smoky Pasta Salad

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by beckerd

This is a different recipe that I found in a cookbook dealing with chipoltes. Its a pasta salad with a kick! Its also served different from normal pasta salads. You have the dressing on the side for people to add their own amount.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the salad: Cook pasta according to pkg directions.
  2. Drain and rinse under cold running water.
  3. Let cool, then place in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
  4. When the pasta is cool, add the broccoli, onion, black beans, and bell pepper.
  5. Lightly toss in a medium bowl.
  6. Garnish the salad with strips of cheese.
  7. To make the dressing: Puree the chipoltes in a food processor or blender.
  8. Add the ranch dressing and pulse until well mixed.
  9. Pour the dressing into a bowl and serve on the side so that guests can spoon the desired amount onto their salad.

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