8 Reviews

  • Most Helpful
  • Newest
  • Highest Rating

Thank you for sharing this recipe! We love pasta salad, and really enjoyed this unique version. The dressing was somewhat spicy, but not too hot--just the way we like it! The combination of beans, veggies and pasta is perfect! We shared some with a friend, who recommended her sister serve it in her local restaurant!

1 person found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Cookbook Barbie January 25, 2003

I am going to make this but already see where I will make changes. The base for the recipe sounds very good. I will add fresh chopped cilantro, cotija or queso fresco...pinto instead of kidney beans, diced avocado and some cumin. I can taste it already....yummmmm. Could make the dressing creamy by adding sour cream...hmmmm.

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
rseal July 17, 2014

This was an excellent dish. It was surprisingly refreshing and was devoured by my guests. As a pasta salad lover, I like the subtle differences from most pasta salads especially the corn in the salad. I did leave out the beans for the crowd I served it to but will add them in next time.

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Mr.MojoRisin August 26, 2010

I made this to take camping. What a tasty treat and easy to take along - not to mention it's a very colorful dish. This is one of those dishes that tastes better the next day. The only thing I added was fajita seasoning to give it some kick. It's a keeper!

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
SuzeCooks October 29, 2008

I really liked this recipe especially the dressing! My adjustments included omitting the beans, olives, and cheese and adding more veggies that I needed to use like cucumber, avocado, carrot, and baby spinach. I'm "heat" sensitive so I added a bit more Italian dressing. I love the dressing enough that I will keep on hand for my green salads. Would probably be great w/ chicken added, too. Thank you for a great recipe! Update: I made an all veggie salad including slaw with the dressing and it was fabulous!

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Mrs.Jack July 15, 2008

I wanted something different to take to a picnic and this was it! We luckily had some leftover and enjoyed it just as much the next day. The only adjustment I made was to sprinkle some taco seasoning in with the dressing to bring out even more Mexican flavor.

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
MicheleE July 30, 2007

This was a very tasty salad that served well at a Mexican themed bridal shower. Thanks!

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
gonzochefgal June 01, 2005

This was excellent when I first prepared it. After chilling for a couple of hours, I found that the salad seemed dry. I had prepared some fresh salsa and stirred a couple of spoonfuls (with lots of liquid) into the salad. This helped, but it still wasn't as good as the freshly mixed salad. In the future, I will probably use the ingredients again, but play with the dressing a bit.

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Ms B. July 05, 2004
Mexican Pasta Salad