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Warm Southwestern Pasta Salad

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Category: Pasta, Salads, Mexican

 Ingredients List

  • ----------------------------------DRESSING----------------------------------
  • 3 oz Reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 4 tb Lemon juice
  • 3 tb Skim milk
  • 1 tb Olive oil
  • 1 ts Freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 ts Cumin
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Garlic powder
  • 2 tb Water
  • 2 tb Grated parmesan cheese


2 c Uncooked pasta; (bow tie.
-penne etc)
1 cn (15 Oz) black beans; drained
-and rinsed
1 cn (15.25 Oz) whole kernel
-corn; drained
1 cn (4 Oz) chopped chiles;
1/4 c Chopped fresh tomato
1/4 c Fresh chopped cilantro;
-parsley or oregano
1 Green onion; chopped

Combine cream cheese, lemon juice, milk, olive oil, lemon peel, cumin,
salt, and garlic powder in a 2 cup measuring cup (microwave safe). Heat on
high for 1 minute or until cream cheese is soft. Stir to blend ingredients.
Add the water to thin mixture, then add parmesan cheese and set aside. If
too think add another tbsp water. Cook pasta according to package
directions. Drain. Add dressing and toss gently. Add all other ingredients
and toss again. Serve warm or room temperature.

NOTES : If you try this you won't be sorry.

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