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Chile Pasta Salad Recipe

Chile Pasta Salad

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"Cold salad with a bit of zip! Can easily be a main dish for a light lunch. Serve on lettuce leaves if desired."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings


  1. Cook pasta and drain. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  2. Mix pasta with yogurt, mustard, salt, jalapeno chili, tomatoes, onion and garlic. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 28, 2006

I thought this was a very good simple pasta salad recipe. Just to spice it up a bit, I added chopped parsley and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Otherwise, you can pretty much add WHATEVER you want and it will still taste good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 23, 2002

This recipe sounded delicious, but I think the proportions might be off. I added more dijon mustard for more tanginess, but the end result was a lot blander than I expected. I think this recipe might need some fine tuning, but has some potential to be delicious. One thing I thought sounded good was to maybe add something sweet, like honey, to the dijon mustard.


18 Ratings

Jun 28, 2003

Very tasty! I doubled the amount of dijon & pasta and used 3 large plum tomatoes. There might be something still missing from this recipe, but it won't stop me from making this again.

Jun 28, 2003

Really easy to make. Different from your usual pasta salads. I've made it several times now and it just gets better!

Jun 18, 2006

Made this last night and the hubby devoured it. I thought it could use a little more kick, so next time I may up the dijon a little and maybe the Chile pepper. But we will be making this again. Thanks for sharing!

Jun 27, 2007

LOVE THIS! Added chopped red bell pepper - it was a great addition to add some crispness. Used serrano peppers - a bit spicier than your average pepper. I also added a tbsp of sweet honey mustard because it looked good - and it was!!!! Doubled the recipe, and husband devoured in a day.

Jun 04, 2007

We really liked this recipe, for two reasons. First my Husband can make it and it is a fast recipe. I changed the yogurt to no fat Lemon yogurt. 1 6oz. cotainer and 1/2 tea. more dijon. Yummy. We make 4 servings. I have what is left(if lucky) for lunch the next day.

Jul 30, 2011

This pasta salad is ok - it is missing something, but I have not figured out what. I like all the ingredients that are in it, but it needs something else. Hoping that once it sits overnight the flavors will meld a little better.


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  • Calories
  • 101 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 278 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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