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Salsa Pasta Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Salsa Pasta Salad

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"A great summer salad served cold that tastes better the longer it sits."

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Original recipe makes 11 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    20 mins

Directions

  1. In a large pot with boiling salted water cook radiatore pasta until al dente. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, combine chopped onion, bell pepper, olives, tomatoes, and green chilies in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, cilantro, garlic salt, lemon juice, vegetable oil, sugar and chili powder.
  4. Mix cooked pasta with vegetables. Toss with cilantro dressing and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 04, 2005

My husband loves this salad and repeatedly asks me to make it. I omit the olives and green chilies and add only 2 teaspoons of white sugar. I also add just one teaspoon of chili powder since 1 tablespoon is way too spicy for us. Adding a can each of dark red kidney beans and whole kernel corn and using a red onion makes the salad even more attractive. If it weren't for the adjustments I've had to make on my own, this salad is definitely worthy of 5 stars. Its a keeper in my house!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 01, 2005

Too much going on all at once. The vinegar was way overpowering for me. I could not eat more than a few bites.

 
Jul 19, 2003

I was looking for a low-calorie pasta salad. This was the lowest I found and it sounded different. I was hesitant about only using 2 cups of dry pasta but it turned out to be plenty. I did add about 1/2 cup extra fresh cilantro to the salad. After letting it chill/marinade in the fridge for a few hours I've tasted it and think I will also add a finely diced jalapeno for some spice. It tastes really good now but I think I would enjoy the flavor of a jalapeno. Very good recipe.

 
Jul 14, 2003

This is such a great recipe for those work related potluck/BBQ's. I never have any to bring home!! :(

 
Jun 22, 2009

This is the best!! I did add avocados and black beans and corn. Everyone loved it!!! Thanks!!

 
Jan 26, 2009

Awesome! I used Olive Oil instead, and only 1/3 cup...Splenda instead of sugar, and took out the bell pepper, doubles the onion and added cucumber! Gotta try this one!

 
May 23, 2005

This was a great salad. I used six roma tomatoes and a couple of jalapenos. If I make it again I'll add a bit more pasta and some chunks of avocado.

 
Feb 24, 2004

Loved this recipe. I did take one reviewer's advice and added some fresh chopped jalapeno to the cilantro dressing. I also substituted purple onion and yellow bell pepper to make the dish more colorful! Also used regular penne pasta, rather than the rainbow pasta - it is all that I had on hand. Great mixture of flavors!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 178 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 12.2 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 514 mg
  • 21%

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

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