Southwest Pasta Salad with Smoky Tomato Dressing
Prep time 10mins
Cook time 15mins
Serves or Makes: 6

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Pasta Salad


  • 1 pound short pasta
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can fire roasted corn
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Red Gold Canned Petite Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 sliced green onions
  • 1 handfull fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced `
  • Cotija cheese, for topping
  • Sliced jalapeños (optional), for topping


  • Step 1

    Cook the pasta according to package instructions, drain, and set aside to cool.

  • Step 2

    While the pasta is cooking, make the dressing. Add all the dressing ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.

  • Step 3

    In a large bowl, add the cooled pasta, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, green onion, and cilantro. Pour on the dressing and toss gently to coat. Top with sliced avocado, cotija cheese, and sliced jalapeños, if using. Serve at room temperature or chilled.