Mexican Macaroni Salad

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by MA HIKER

Fancy & Delicious - great to bring to a potluck cookout! Cooking time is chill time after the salad is prepared.

Top Review by rickoholic83

Great pasta salad! I increased the ranch dressing to 1 1/2 cups and kept all other ingredients the same. This was quick, easy and very tasty! Thanks for sharing, MA HIKER. Edit to add: I was looking for something different to bring to Taco Night during the 4th of July weekend. Looked up my reviews and found this little gem. Changed it up a bit by using bow tie pasta, black beans, adding corn, omitting the green onion and cilantro and replacing the tomatoes with two cans of Rotel. It was a huge hit! Thanks again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water to cool; drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, grate peel from limes; place in a small bowl. Squeeze juice from limes; add to peel in bowl.
  3. Stir in dressing and taco seasoning mix.
  4. Stir in avocado into dressing mixture.
  5. In a large serving bowl, toss pasta with all remaining ingredients.
  6. Pour dressing mixture over salad; toss gently to mix.
  7. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour before serving to blend flavors.

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