Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 1 hr 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

Cool, refreshing salad with a Mexican flavor. This can be served as a side dish or entree. (Prep time includes 1 hour refrigeration time)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, rinse, and set aside.
  2. Combine all vegetables in a large bowl.
  3. Combine all dressing ingredients; stir thoroughly.
  4. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat.
  5. Chill 1 hour, then serve.
  6. Note: Instead of mixing lettuce into salad, you can layer it on top to keep it from wilting.


Most Helpful

Great tasting salad. The flavour combination worked well. I sprinkled the chicken breasts lightly with Tex-Mex seasoning before browning in roasted garlic olive oil. If short on time I think ranch dressing would work well with this salad.

Kate in Ontario February 28, 2003

Very simple and easy to prepare. Had a nice mild flavor accentuated by cumin and cilantro. A cool and refreshing choice that would be good for picnics as well as pot-lucks and warm-weather days!

Sue Lau February 14, 2003

This is a very good salad. I omited the bell pepper due to stomach sensitivity & it was still very flavorful. I also decreased the fat content by using light sour cream & light best foods mayonaise to create the dressing. I'm sure you'd never notice the difference.

Pam Wrobel April 24, 2003

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