Mexican Inspired No-Mayo Macaroni and Cheese Salad

Recipe by SarasotaCook
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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4-8
YIELD: 4-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Dressing -- In a small bowl, add the salsa, sour cream, lime juice and zest, cilantro, cumin, pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well and refrigerate. NOTE: I start out with 1/2 cup salsa, and 6 tablespoons of sour cream. You can always add more once you dress the salad.
  • Pasta -- Simply cook in good salted water according to package directions.
  • Vegetables -- In a large bowl, add the chopped green and red pepper, onion and scallions.
  • Toss -- Once the past is done, drain and this is one time where I actually rinse my pasta under cold water. Drain well. Add to the bowl with the vegetables and add the dressing and the cheese. Toss well. You can add a bit more sour cream and salsa if necessary. Taste for seasoning and add any more salt and pepper if needed. And remember - this is not a creamy mayo type of salad. This is a healthier light version so there is not as much dressing.
  • Serve -- ENJOY!
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