Salsa Pasta Salad

Salsa Pasta Salad

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"A great summer salad served cold that tastes better the longer it sits."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 178 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 178 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 12.2 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.3g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 514 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot with boiling salted water cook radiatore pasta until al dente. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, combine chopped onion, bell pepper, olives, tomatoes, and green chilies in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, cilantro, garlic salt, lemon juice, vegetable oil, sugar and chili powder.
  4. Mix cooked pasta with vegetables. Toss with cilantro dressing and serve.
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Hanna N.
8/4/2005

My husband loves this salad and repeatedly asks me to make it. I omit the olives and green chilies and add only 2 teaspoons of white sugar. I also add just one teaspoon of chili powder since 1 tablespoon is way too spicy for us. Adding a can each of dark red kidney beans and whole kernel corn and using a red onion makes the salad even more attractive. If it weren't for the adjustments I've had to make on my own, this salad is definitely worthy of 5 stars. Its a keeper in my house!

Roxanne
7/19/2003

I was looking for a low-calorie pasta salad. This was the lowest I found and it sounded different. I was hesitant about only using 2 cups of dry pasta but it turned out to be plenty. I did add about 1/2 cup extra fresh cilantro to the salad. After letting it chill/marinade in the fridge for a few hours I've tasted it and think I will also add a finely diced jalapeno for some spice. It tastes really good now but I think I would enjoy the flavor of a jalapeno. Very good recipe.

ROLSTONS
7/14/2003

This is such a great recipe for those work related potluck/BBQ's. I never have any to bring home!! :(