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  • Serves: 6 Servings

Layered Southwestern Pasta Salad

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Category: Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • 8 oz Medium Shells
  • - or Elbow Macaroni
  • - or other medium
  • - pasta shape, uncooked
  • 2 ts Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 ts Ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 15 oz Canned black beans
  • - rinsed and drained
  • 11 oz Canned whole kernel corn
  • - drained
  • 1 Red bell pepper
  • - seeds and ribs removed,
  • - cut into strips
  • 3/4 c Sliced green onions
  • 2 1/4 oz Canned sliced black olives
  • - drained
  • 3/4 c Non-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 c Non-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 c Hot or mild salsa; plus...
  • 2 tb Hot or mild salsa
  • 2 tb Minced fresh cilantro


Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold
water; drain again. Toss with oil and sprinkle with cumin. Salt to taste.

Layer pasta, beans, corn, bell pepper, green onions and olives in a 2 1/2-
to 3-qt. straight-sided glass bowl. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise,
sour cream and salsa; mix well. Spread mixture evenly over top of pasta,
sealing to edge of bowl. Sprinkle with cilantro. Cover bowl tightly and
chill overnight.

Each serving provides: 426 Calories; 20.4 g Protein; 56 g Carbohydrates;
14.5 g Fat; 15.7 mg Cholesterol; 499 mg Sodium. Calories from Fat: 30%

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