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Tex-Mex al dente Pasta Salad Recipe

By Webmaster

July 24, 2020


This creamy Tex-Mex al dente Pasta Salad Recipe makes for a super-tangy salad to serve with grilled Tex-Mex or Latin food, and BBQ.

Tex-Mex al dente Pasta Salad Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz. package medium size pasta cooked al dente (cavatappi, rotini, raddiatore, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup chopped ham
  • 8 oz. Mexican Blend Cheese, shredded, or Monterrey Jack
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded, minced
  • 3 tbs. chopped bell pepper (mixed colors are nice)
  • 2 tbs. chopped celery
  • 2 tbs. chopped yellow squash or calabacita squash
  • 2 tbs. sliced black olives
  • optional:1/2 cup canned black or pinto beans, rinsed
  • dressing:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Cholula or Tabasco
  • 1 tsp. guajillo chile powder or taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp. Mexican oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • garnish: paprika or chile powder

Tex-Mex al dente Pasta Salad Recipe Directions

  • Prepare dressing several hours in advance by mixing ingredients in a bowl and refrigerating it.
  • Cook pasta in salted water with a bit of oil. Drain, let cool.
  • Toss pasta with dressing. Refrigerate several hours. Garnish.

Cooking Time 12 Minutes – Serves 8

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