Salsa Pasta Salad

Salsa Pasta Salad


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


20 m servings 178 cals
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Original recipe yields 11 servings



  • 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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  1. 86 Ratings


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 ...

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 ad...

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

This is the best!! I did add avocados and black beans and corn. Everyone loved it!!! Thanks!!

Awesome! I used Olive Oil instead, and only 1/3 cup...Splenda instead of sugar, and took out the bell pepper, doubles the onion and added cucumber! Gotta try this one!

Too much going on all at once. The vinegar was way overpowering for me. I could not eat more than a few bites.

This was a great salad. I used six roma tomatoes and a couple of jalapenos. If I make it again I'll add a bit more pasta and some chunks of avocado.

Loved this recipe. I did take one reviewer's advice and added some fresh chopped jalapeno to the cilantro dressing. I also substituted purple onion and yellow bell pepper to make the dish more...

I've made this a couple of times for potluck BBQs and everyone liked it. I used a red onion and yellow pepper for a little more color, and it makes a lot of the dressing so the second time I us...