This is an awesome salad! I don't really care for most pasta salads, finding them 'blah'. The (good quality) salsa makes it. Just gets better over a couple of days!
Easy enough of a recipe that anyone that can boil water can try. I would caution that you must really love the salsa as it is the heart of the recipe, I did enjoy the slsa that the author recomended and it works very well, but can be too spicy for some, so know your audience!
I love this recipe! I pretty much made it as is except I used a cup of canned corn (Green Giants Shoepeg) instead of fresh and green pepper instead of red, its what I had on hand and it was sooooooooo good. I love the combination of the corn with the beans and pasta in this. I have made this several times now and I do think fresh salsa tastes best, but the jar type works well too. I think fresh chopped tomatoes would also work well. My favorite pasta salad now!!
Lovely blend of spicy flavor. I didn't add the olives, none in the pantry. Made for holiday tag. Thank jackie.
This was really easy and oh so good! I was going to make it for ZWT5, but made it early to take to lunch the next day. But, I tasted it, and really liked it. So I tasted a little more, and before I knew I had ate the whole thing (I did scale it down to 1 serving). Rrrrrre bueno (muy bueno). Will have to make again and maybe THIS TIME I can take a picture before I eat the whole thing. I made it as written, but left out the cilantro (didn't have any) and used marinated olives. Made it again for lunch today, with the cilantro, even better! Made for ZWT5 (5/22/09).
We both really enjoyed this. I had refried black beans in the cupboard, but didn't think refried beans would work well in this so we used regular pinto beans which I had. Used a tequila and lime salsa and kalamata olives instead of Mexican. Ate some of the leftovers as a snack before bedtime. This was yummy and easy make ahead dish.