Mexican Fiesta Pasta Salad and Dressing

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

A great summer salad and side with a delicious, creamy dressing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook fusilli pasta according to package directions, until just tender but firm to the bite.
  2. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water to cool.
  3. Transfer drained pasta to a large bowl.
  4. Add 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil and mix thoroughly to coat.
  5. Add diced tomatoes, corn kernels, carrot strips and chopped onions; toss well.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and fresh lime juice.
  7. Mix in minced jalapenos, chili powder, ground cumin and chopped cilantro.
  8. Add dressing to pasta mixture and mix well to blend.
  9. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  10. Chill at least 1 hour before serving.
Most Helpful

I loved this salad especially the dressing! I added a few more items that I had on hand like cucumbers, avocado, and spinach leaves. Would probably be great to add cooked chicken! Thank you for a great recipe!!!

Mrs.Jack July 10, 2008