If you like TexMex food the way we do around here, then I’d like to introduce you to your new favorite Summer side dish! 🙂 I’ve been making this Mexican Fiesta Pasta Salad for quite a few years now and it’s one of my go-to recipes for when I need to bring something for a potluck or a BBQ or when I just want a really easy side dish that I can just scoop right out of the fridge and use for several meals without any complaints!
It’s fresh and light tasting, but it’s filling enough that Chris actually likes it despite the fact that it’s full of veggies! It doesn’t hurt that it takes only about five minutes to make, even if you need enough for a hundred people!
Here’s the recipe if you just need to make enough for your family though. 🙂
-About 2 cups of tri-colored rotini pasta, cooked and rinsed with cool water
-1 can of black beans, rinsed super well
-1 can of corn
-About 1/2 of a red bell pepper, chopped into 1/2″ pieces
-About 1/2 cup of cilantro, torn up roughly, or more to taste
-4 Tbsp lemon juice
-4 Tbsp olive oil
-1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
Mix all the ingredients together and then chill your salad in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it! It couldn’t be easier to throw together and all the bright colors really dress up a side-dish table!
If you find yourself in need of an easy and quick recipe for a dish to bring to a potluck this Summer that you know everyone is sure to love, why not give this one a try?
Don’t forget to pin it so you have it saved for when you need it!
If you like this, check out these other TexMex-inspired recipes!