Layered Southwestern Pasta Salad

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Layered Southwestern Pasta Salad
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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Medium Shells, Elbow Macaroni or other medium pasta shape, uncooked
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 15- oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 11- oz. can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds and ribs removed, cut into strips
  • 3/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 2 1/4- oz. can sliced black olives, drained
  • 3/4 cup non-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup non-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. hot or mild salsa
  • 2 tbsp. minced fresh cilantro

Preparation

Preparation

1 Prepare pasta according to package directions

2 Drain and rinse under cold water; drain again.

3 Toss with oil and sprinkle with cumin.

4 Salt to taste.

5 Layer pasta, beans, corn, bell pepper, green onions and olives in a 2 1/2- to 3-qt.

6 straight-sided glass bowl.

7 In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, sour cream and salsa; mix well.

8 Spread mixture evenly over top of pasta, sealing to edge of bowl.

9 Sprinkle with cilantro

10 Cover bowl tightly and chill overnight.

Source: National Pasta Association