Mexican Pasta Salad With Salsa

"Very different from the other pasta salads already posted here. Got this from Very simple to make with few ingredients. You could get creative and add more ingredients like corn, beans, and olives but this is a good base. Nice for the warmer weather. We loved this. I used Miracle Whip, which I like better in this salad, and 2 cloves garlic for mine. Mild salsa goes down better with my kids but use a stronger one if you like."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Cook and drain pasta according to package directions, rinse with cold water.
  • In large bowl combine mayonnaise, salt, pepper and garlic.
  • Add pasta, salsa and green onions; toss with large spoon coat.
  • Cover and chill 1 hour to blend flavors.

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  1. This was a great day salad to serve with fajitas. I did add black beans and corn. i didn't have salsa so I blended a can of Rotel and added the cilantro to the blender. YUM
  2. We really enjoyed this recipe. I added one ear of cooked corn off the cob - very good. I also tried kidney beans but that wasn't a good idea. Will definitely make this again. I might like to try something crunchy in it. Celery? Any comments on that.
  3. WONDERFUL!!! I added black beans, chopped cilantro, and sliced olives- then served it with Mexican Hamburgers recipe #53840. My boyfriends friends were over, and it all went over really really well!! LOVE this recipe- deffinately a keeper! Thanks Oolala!!
  4. Wonderful starter idea for a salad! I wanted to make a main dish, so I added sliced chicken, black beans, olives and corn. Also added about 2 Tbs sour cream, red pepper flakes (for a little more heat) and chopped cilantro to the dressing. then served it with quesadilla triangles. Thanks for posting!


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