Picnic Salad

"A colorful pasta salad, it works great for picnics and BBQ's. Easy to throw together in a moments notice. It's one of those salads that taste even better days after being made."
photo by I Cook Therefore I photo by I Cook Therefore I
photo by I Cook Therefore I
photo by I Cook Therefore I photo by I Cook Therefore I
photo by I Cook Therefore I photo by I Cook Therefore I
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  • In salad bowl, combine pasta, onions, tomato, chilies, corn, cilantro, lime juice, salsa, and olives.
  • Stir to blend.
  • Add enough mayo to coat ingredients.
  • Refrigerate a couple of hours before serving.

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  1. amydietrichmark
    This was an easy and tasty salad. Not the group fav, but it still went pretty well. Thanks!
  2. I Cook Therefore I
    I found this while I was looking for a recipe to take to a work picnic. I really didn't know how I was going to feel about mayo and salsa together, but I thought this looked so easy cheap and quick that I couldn't pass it up, and I'm really glad I didn't! I got a lot of compliments, and I'm glad that I set some back for us to eat at home because we really enjoyed this! Thanks for posting!
  3. 3boys4mom
    I took this zesty salad to a neighborhood picnic and it was soon GONE! Easy to make and delicious! I used canned diced tomatoes w/green chilies and it worked well. Thanks for posting.
  4. Logans Mommy
    Delicious salad! Yummy and so simple to make. I made it for a few friends with burgers and had enough left over to bring to the office. Everyone loved it! This one's going in the permanent cookbook! Thanks!
  5. Nancy G.
    This was a delicious alternative to the old fashioned pasta salad. I made it to bring on vacation with a crowd and it recieved rave reviews. The first time I made it I measured everything exactly but after that I realized it's a very easy recipe to just "wing". You can't make a wrong move here. The tastes are Mexican but very subtle. ENJOY!



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