Creamy Tex-Mex Pasta Salad Recipe

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Great salad to serve with grilled Tex-Mex or Latin food, and BBQ.

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Servings: 8
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Ingredients

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  • 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

Directions

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

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 149g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 577  
Calories from Fat 329 57%
Total Fat 37.0g 46%
Saturated Fat 9.5g 38%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 506mg 21%
Potassium 243mg 7%
Total Carbs 44.25g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g 8%
Sugars 2.55g 2%
Protein 16.96g 27%
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