Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is an excellant pot lock dish! It's full of delicious southwestern flavor, and a great side to that gaint southwestern burger. I do hope you enjoy it. Thank You!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make the pasta according to directions on the back of the box or bag.
  2. Drain and rinse under cold water until the pasta is cold itself.
  3. In a large pasta bowl, combined all the ingredients except the pasta and toss until mixed.
  4. Add the pasta and toss until mixed.
  5. Cover and refrigerant over night or at least 6 hours before serving.
  6. (Chef's Note: Feel free to add or take away the amount of spices, vegetables, or cheese in this dish to suit your own taste; that's what pasta salad is all about!) ENJOY.
Most Helpful

I'd have to say that this is the best pasta salad I have ever had. It's just great with a big old juice burger and a stack of french fries. I made this for a company barbaque for my father and what a hit! There wasn't a noodle left in the bowl after those guys were done with it. I really gotta hand it to you GuitarGirl (rockin name!) you got something here with this pasta salad, and I think you should enter it in a contest or something because you would surely win. Thanks a bunch for posting, and keep up the good work.!

RockinChef January 07, 2004

I LOOOVED this salad! I made it exactly like the recipe, aside from fresh tomatoes, I used canned diced with green peppers in them to give it a little more kick. Very very VERY good recipe and I plan on making it many more times!

aheye83 August 14, 2009

Oh my, this was so tasty. I added sliced garlic olives, a can of diced drained tomatoes (no fresh ones on hand)and skipped the cheese. Didn't feel it needed after tasting. Also mixed in 1/3 cup lemon juice with my oil and spices. I will definately be making this recipe again and again.

Miss Annie in Indy November 24, 2005