Monday, May 25, 2009

A Taste of the Southwest

So simple to make, but the layers of flavors make it seem much more complex. Try it out at your next cookout, its sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Southwestern Pasta Salad

1 Box of Spiral Pasta
1 Can of Yellow Corn
1 Can of Black Beans
Half of an Onion
A Bunch of Cilantro
1 tsp. Chopped Jalapeño Peppers (in a jar)
Ranch Dressing (approximately ½ a bottle)
1 Tbsp. Lime Juice
¼ tsp. Coriander
¼ tsp. Chili Powder
½ tsp. Cumin
Salt (to taste)

Boil pasta. Stir all of the other ingredients together in a large boil. When pasta is cooked and cooled, mix with the rest of the ingredients. You can use homemade ranch dressing if desired. Top with more cilantro. Serve.


  1. yay for the new post! for some reason, i don't get an update, even though I'm an official "follower". looking forward to some summer cookin!

  2. I can say first hand that this recipe is SO yummy - Thanks again for dinner Jenny! - allly

  3. Yay, I made this and it was excellent, thanks!