Save on Pinterest

Southwestern Black Bean Pasta Salad

When I first served this jazzed-up pasta salad for my mom's birthday dinner, it was so well-received that I couldn't wait to make it again! Chose the flavor of salsa to suit your family's taste.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    9 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • SALAD DRESSING:
  • 1 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cold water; drain. In a large salad bowl, combine the pasta, black beans, peppers and onion. Combine the salad dressing, salsa and cayenne. Pour over pasta mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 282 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 412mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

Recommended Video

Reviews

Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • Dawn
    Aug 5, 2020

    I had used 1 green pepper, 1 red pepper, 4 cups pasta, uncooked, 1 yellow onion and one can of black beans, drained and rinsed. The dressing was kept as recipe directed! This salad recipe is a real keeper and a 5* recipe!