Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

With Southwestern-style dressing, corn, peppers and fresh cilantro, this is an addicting, refreshing, chicken meal. This cold Santa Fe Pasta chicken salad, is one of my favorites on a long list of pasta side dishes. (Excellent with leftover turkey too.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare the pasta by bringing water to a rolling boil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add pasta to the pan, and when water begins to boil again, cook for 8-11 minutes.
  3. Pasta should be al dente, or mostly tender but with a slight toughness in the middle.
  4. Whisk all of the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  5. Cover and chill the dressing until you're ready to use it.
  6. When pasta is done, pour it into a large bowl.
  7. Add the dressing and toss.
  8. Add the remaining ingredients to the pasta, and toss until combined.
  9. Cover and chill for several hours before serving.
Most Helpful

great salad ! try spicy v8 for more kick.

Kana Kahuna August 01, 2004

This is so light and refreshing - I take this to potluck luncheons and everyone raves.

mlm moose May 28, 2004