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Wagon Wheel Pasta Salad

 Wagon Wheel Pasta Salad
Summertime gatherings aren't complete without a refreshing pasta salad. This tasty version features a mayonnaise and picante dressing.
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked wagon wheel pasta or elbow macaroni
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small green pepper, julienned
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 cup picante sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold
  • water. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, beans, cheese, tomatoes,
  • peppers and onions.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, picante sauce, salt and
  • cumin; pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2
  • hours before serving. Yield: 16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 320 calories, 25 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 462 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.