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Southwest Black Bean Pasta

Denise Ramey from Francesville, Indiana created this recipe by combining some of her favorite flavors and textures. Serve warmed tortilla chips on the side of this robust, crunchy pasta dish.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1/3 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup Western salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water. Stir into bean mixture. Chill until serving.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 254 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 738mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 11g protein.

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