Southwest Black Bean Pasta
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
- 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
- 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 NoteWear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 254 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 738mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 11g protein.
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Aug 25, 2012
Needed something quick and easy to make for my son's peewee football after-game tail gate. Couldn't find Western Dressing, so i made some from this link http://www.food.com/recipe/western-salad-dressing-117023Turned out great, I hope I still have some left for the tailgate... it's so good!
May 30, 2011
This was yummy. I tripled the recipe and used a whole can of black beans so I probably had more beans than the recipe called for. I used a southwest ranch/chipolte salad dressing, although not as much as was callled for in the recipe as I did not want it dripping in dressing. Will definitely make again.
Jul 9, 2009
western dressing is a red dressing similar to Catalina but maybe not as sweet.
Jul 9, 2009
I don't recognise Western Salad Dressing. Can some one tell me what it is? Like Miracle Whip or? Thanks!
Jun 25, 2009
One of my favorite recipes. I like to use Southwest Ranch dressing instead.
Jun 24, 2009
This recipe is one of the best pasta dishes that I have had in a long time and it is even better a couple days later