Santa Fe Pasta Salad

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by amigamaria May

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.)

Top Review by Kana K.

great salad ! try spicy v8 for more kick.

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.

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