Southwestern Pasta Salad
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This Creamy Cilantro Lime Southwestern Pasta Salad recipe is a perfect crowd pleaser for parties, BBQs, or just for your family. A little change from the norm does everyone good. Check out this fresh recipe for a great alternative, or addition to your classic pasta salad.
Recipe type: Entree, Side
Serves: 10 servings
  • 16 oz pasta, cooked, drained, cooled
  • ⅔ cup Hidden Valley Ranch Cilantro Lime Dressing
  • 2 cups diced, cooked chicken (grilled, rotisserie, etc.)
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced (I added extra)
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 6 oz Pepper Jack cheese, cubed
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 15.25 oz can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  1. Combine the cooked pasta and dressing in a large bowl, tossing until the pasta is coated.
  2. Fold in the remaining ingredients.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Top with additional cilantro, sliced green onions, tomatoes if desired.
Recipe by A Flexible Life at