Taco Pasta Salad

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This Taco Pasta Salad recipe is the perfect summer salad that you can change up to suit your tastes! #salad #taco #pasta #Mexican

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Taco Pasta Salad.  Call it strange.  Call it familiar.  Just call it delicious.  It’s a GREAT summer salad that’s actually pretty perfect any time of the year.  And it’s full of amazing flavor…  not to mention pretty dang easy, too!

This Taco Pasta Salad recipe is the perfect summer salad that you can change up to suit your tastes! #salad #taco #pasta #Mexican This is one of those recipes where you can really customize it to suit your tastes.  Add sliced black olives.  Ditch the tomatoes.  Use fresh or even Mexican style corn.  Once you have the basics down, you can customize it to make it your own.

This Taco Pasta Salad recipe is the perfect summer salad that you can change up to suit your tastes! #salad #taco #pasta #Mexican Looking for a one dish meal for supper time?  Add some diced or pulled rotisserie chicken to up the protein and make it a main course.  The options are nearly endless.

This Taco Pasta Salad recipe is the perfect summer salad that you can change up to suit your tastes! #salad #taco #pasta #Mexican Just keep in mind that with the addition of the avocado, this salad won’t last too long.  The lime juice will certainly delay the browning, but it will still happen.  You can certainly mix it all together and refrigerate and then add the avocados right before you serve it if you wish.  You can also just leave them out completely if you wish.

Taco Pasta Salad
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 (1-pound) box rotini pasta
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet taco seasoning
  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 1 1/2 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 1 (15.25-ounce) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, washed and sliced in half
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta according to the pasta instructions to just al dente.  Cool completely by running cool water over the pasta, then drain.  

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, and taco seasoning.  Set aside.  

  3. Once the avocados are diced, toss them in the lime juice to prevent them from browning.  

  4. Combine the pasta, avocados, onion, cheese, corn, beans, tomatoes, and cilantro in a large bowl.  Add the dressing and mix to combine.  

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  1. Stacey English says:

    Yum! This looks delicious. I believe I will make this for our Memorial Day get-together.

  2. Yum! This is the kind of dish that I would so dig into at a potluck!
    Kari
    http://sweetteasweetie.com/aged-cheddar-sliders-with-pineapple-guacamole/

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