"Really popular at potlucks--make a double batch! Very easy and very delicious. Serve on a bed of lettuce for a nice touch." — LISAKP71
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1/2 (16 ounce) package
fresh lime juice
chili powder, or to taste
1 1/2 cups
whole kernel corn
1 (15 ounce) can
black beans, drained and rinsed
diced green bell pepper
diced red bell pepper
fresh cilantro leaves
chopped roma (plum) tomatoes
I'm glad lots of you love this recipe - I do, too! I *always* use less oil, and lots more lime juice for extra flavor. Sorry about the confusing way the pasta quantity was posted - use only 8oz of pasta for the recipe! The flavors really are better if you can make it a day ahead, but I usually end up adding a little more salt the next day... somehow it disappears overnight. Use ditalini pasta if you can find it - lots of surface area to soak up the dressing, and very pretty! I think it's hearty enough to eat as a main dish, or you could add some grilled, cooled chicken. Top off the meal with a slice of cold Margarita Pie, and your tummy will be VERY happy!
I really wanted to like this, it has all the flavors I love, but sadly, I wasn't a huge fan and most of it got thrown out. Thanks for the recipe anyway!
This is EXCELLENT! For those who have commented that the salad is "too dry," please be sure that you are following the recipe correctly. A typical box of rotini is about 1 pound...enough to double the recipe. If you use a whole box, then you should double the sauce too! I will be taking this pasta salad to a cookout tonight and I know it will be a big hit!
My entire family loves this recipe!!!! I made a few changes. I put 1 1/2 T Chili Powder, 1 t cumin, 1 t chipotle chili powder, 1/4 t cayenne, 1 t dried cilantro, 1 t salt, 4 garlic cloves, 1 can diced green chilies, 1/2 c red onion, and 3 shredded chicken breasts to make it a main dish. I also reduced the oil to 1/4 cup and increaded the lime juice to 1/2 cup. YUMMY!!!!! Thanks for the recipe!!
I enjoyed this recipe. I added a chopped, sweet onion, subbed a can of (drained) petite diced tomatoes for the fresh romas, and added a few chopped green onions and trippled the amount of cumin. It was great
Liked this; added a teaspoon of sugar because this helps intensify the flavors; also helped bring out the natural sweetness of the corn, black beans, tomatoes. Went well with burgers. Very pretty presentation and will make again.
I made some modifications to this recipe. I added a block of diced spicy pepper jack cheese and 3 green onions. I did not put tomatoes in at all. And I substituted the fresh red and green peppers for a 12oz jar of roasted red pepper. Super Yummy! I think I'll add more crushed garlic next time.
This was fantastic as is!!!! I was worried about the amount of chili, but it was fine. Fresh cilantro and fesh tomatoes are a must. I made this recipe with canned tomatoes and dried parsley because thats all I had and it was very good. The next time I used fresh and it was so much better. To make this a main dish I served it in corn tortilla "bowls" on a bed of shredded lettuce, topped with grated cheddar cheese and a dollop of fat free sour cream.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Amount Per Serving
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