Restaurant-Style Santa Fe Pasta

Restaurant-Style Santa Fe Pasta


"This restaurant-quality recipe is the perfect cold dish salad for the warm months!"


servings 290 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 290 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 45.4g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 14 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 263 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring water to a boil and add the Rotini pasta and cook according to package directions. Rinse under cold running water and drain well.
  2. Stir the tomato juice, olive oil, vinegar, chili powder, paprika, salt and black pepper together. Toss it with the drained pasta and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
  3. Combine the Parmesan cheese, corn kernels, cilantro, scallions, red bell pepper, green bell pepper and diced chicken breast. Combine with the chilled pasta mixture and cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight before serving.
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  1. 18 Ratings


This is a great pasta salad! My original intent for this recipe was for today's lunch...I started it last night and after letting the pasta chill, I added the remaining ingrediants (omitted the ...

We found this salad to be a little dry, so we added some Italian dressing and fresh chopped tomatoes. It was quite good!

This recipe was oaky but would benefit from additional spices.

My husband and I did not like this salad. We didn't realize how much we don't like the taste of cilantro. If I ever try it again, I will omit the cilantro.

I was SO disappointed with this recipe due to all the rave reviews! I began this dish friday late afternoon for a Saturday party. by Friday night it was absolutely dry and flavorless. Fortuna...

I enjoyed this, but I had to modify a few things. I didn't have the chicken, red wine vinegar, or tomato juice on hand, so I left those out (after scaling the recipe to four servings, I really d...

My husband loves this recipe on hot summer days. And he does not even like salads very well.

What a great pasta salad. This one has great color and texture. The spices added just enough of heat for me. I cooked the chicken breast outside on the grill. I took this to an office potluck an...

This is a really good dish for potlucks or picnics. Vegitarians can substitue the mock chicken recipe which uses frozen tofu. This recipe is in the vegitarian section.