Are you tired of serving and eating the same ol' pasta salad? Looking for something new? Well, I've got you covered! You'll love my super easy and delicious Tex-Mex pasta salad recipe! 🙂
Hi there! My name is Michelle and I blog over at Dishes and Dust Bunnies where I share tasty recipes inspired by the good home cooking I grew up with on my grandparents’ farm in rural New Brunswick, Canada.
Cooking and creating in the kitchen is truly a passion of mine and I'd like to take a moment to thank Jamie for giving me the opportunity to share this awesome pasta salad recipe with you!
Tex-Mex Pasta Salad is a Fusion of Flavors
This pasta salad is a fusion of some of my family's favorite flavors. It's got the classic creaminess of your favorite traditional pasta salad, some crunchy red peppers, corn, black beans, tomatoes, some shredded cheese PLUS the perfect amount of some chunky salsa and taco seasoning to give it a nice warmth.
I just know you'll love this!
Once you take a bite, you'll be happily nom nom nomming away! 😀
This Tex-Mex Pasta Salad is great for bringing to family gatherings, church potlucks or even just when you're craving something yummy.
When I make this for my family, I like to serve it with BBQ chicken and a great big leafy salad. Mmmm, mmmm!
If you'd like, you can also try adding different veggies or Tex-Mex inspired ingredients such as a chopped jalapeno pepper and some black olives.
I'd love it if you stopped by Dishes and Dust Bunnies to check out more recipes and see what I'm up to. 😀
You can find the Tex-Mex Pasta Salad recipe below – I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!
- • 1 package 375g or about 1 lb tri-colored Fusilli pasta, cooked according to package directions, rinsed, drained and set aside
- • 2 tomatoes seeded and chopped
- • 1 ½ cups corn
- • 1 red pepper chopped
- • 2 green onions chopped
- • 1 19oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
- • 2 cups finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- • Optional: 1 can sliced black olives 1 seeded and chopped jalapeno pepper
- • 1 ¼ cup sour cream
- • 1 cup mayonnaise
- • ½ cup extra chunky salsa use whatever heat you prefer
- • ½ tbsp taco seasoning http://dishesanddustbunnies.com/homemade-taco-seasoning-mix/
- • ½ tsp ground cumin
- • 2 cloves of garlic finely minced
In a large mixing bowl combine the ingredients of the dressing. I like to use a whisk to make sure everything is well combined.
Add all the remaining ingredients and gently combine using a large spoon.
Cover with plastic wrap and set in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes. Keep in mind that the longer this chills, the better the taste. I like to make this the night before and let it chill overnight.