Southwest Pasta Salad

One thing that I dread about summer is all of the BBQs and potlucks, but not because I don’t like them. I just always feel like I never have enough good recipes to bring as a food option. This southwest pasta salad can change that though!

Southwest pasta salad that is tasty and easy to make. Feel like you need a gluten free option? Rotini gluten free pasta is a fantastic option. It tastes just like regular pasta. Don’t feel like doing a gluten free option? No worries, just stick to the recipe, and you’ll be golden! 

I love this recipe because it is warm and refreshing all at the same time. I brought this to a work function, and everyone loved it. I’m so glad they’re willing to be my guinea pigs!

Thanks to the folks at All Recipes for this delicious recipes!

Southwest Pasta Salad
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  1. 1/2 (16 ounce) package rotini pasta
  2. 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  3. 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  4. 2 tablespoons chili powder, or to taste
  5. 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  8. 1 1/2 cups whole kernel corn
  9. 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  10. 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  11. 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  12. 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  13. 1 cup chopped roma (plum) tomatoes
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a large bowl combine oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt and garlic. Stir in pasta and set aside to cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in corn, beans, green pepper, red pepper and 1/2 of the cilantro leaves. Spoon onto a platter and garnish with tomatoes and remaining cilantro. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
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