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    Southwestern Pasta Salad

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    Gingernut's Note:

    This recipe is from Leanne Ely of I use her Menu-mailer when I just can't be bothered planning a menu for the week. Her recipes tend to be quick, simple, and relatively healthy, albeit a bit plain for my taste.

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    1. 1
      Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain, toss with oil and sprinkle with cumin. Salt to taste and set aside.
    2. 2
      The original recipe suggests layering the beans, vegetables, and olives, but I just tossed them all together.
    3. 3
      In a small bowl combine mayo, sour cream and salsa. The original recipe suggests you spread this mixture over the top of the pasta "like you're frosting a cake" but I just mixed it all in together. Sprinkle with cilantro.
    4. 4
      Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and chill overnight or for several hours.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 07, 2007


      I must have gotten my copy of this recipe the same place as dgwdsmith!:) My recipe calls for 8 oz. pasta as well. I agree, also, that layering the ingredients in a clear, straight-sided bowl makes for a nice presentation. I usually toss it all together right before serving, however. Good stuff!

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    • on June 30, 2006


      I have this recipe from another source, and it calls for 8 oz. pasta. I also added some taco seasoning in with the cumin in step 1. The layering of the items, in a 3 qt. clear bowl makes a great presentation for a potluck, with the dressing covering the top. When it is spooned out, you get all the layers. Use a good-quality salsa and this is very tasty.

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    • on January 08, 2006


      This was pretty good. I added lots of cilantro for pep, but it was still a bit plain. The sauce was really absorbed, so I either needed more sauce or less pasta. Will make again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Southwestern Pasta Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (191 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 397.8
    Calories from Fat 62
    Total Fat 6.9 g
    Saturated Fat 2.2 g
    Cholesterol 7.8 mg
    Sodium 412.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 71.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.2 g
    Sugars 4.4 g
    Protein 15.2 g

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    low-fat mayonnaise

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