Print Options

Back to Southwestern Pasta Salad >

Include these items:

Select reviews >

Taste of Home Logo

Southwestern Pasta Salad

 Southwestern Pasta Salad
This satisfying salad has a nice blend of textures and flavors. I appreciate its make-ahead convenience when I'm entertaining. —Ann Brown, Bolivar, Missouri
10-12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) small pasta shells
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 3 tablespoons diced pimientos
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold
  • water. Place in a large bowl; add the vinegar and toss to combine.
  • Stir in the celery, onions, green pepper, peas, corn, olives and
  • pimientos. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; stir
  • into pasta mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Yield: 10-12
  • servings.

2 of 2

Southwestern Pasta Salad (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 295 calories, 12 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 554 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.