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Mexicano Pasta Salad

mexicano pasta salad Side Dish Mexican
Mexicano Pasta Salad
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 12

Corn and Progresso® beans provide a simple addition to this no-fuss pasta salad - a perfect Mexican side dish. MORE+ LESS-

Updated October 19, 2016

Ingredients

3
cups uncooked rotini or rotelle pasta (8 oz)
1
can (15.25 oz) whole kernel corn, drained
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, rinsed, drained
1
large green bell pepper, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
3/4
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1/3
cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
1/2
cup oil-and-vinegar dressing

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  • 2
    In very large bowl, mix pasta and remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours to blend flavors.

Expert Tips

  • Cheese, please. The cheese in this recipe offers a good source of calcium for strong bones.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
420mg
18%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
4g
18%
Sugars
4g
Protein
8g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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