Delish Lime and Corn Pasta Salad4 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 20 min
- Ready In: 30 min
“I came up with this one night out of necessity and cannot stop eating it! It's good hot or cold, and you can add or change things. I'm sharing my original recipe, but I plan to try it next time with a couple minced jalapenos in place of the cayenne. The dish is fantastic. The fresh corn retains a starchy sweetness that contrasts perfectly with the tang of lime and bite of spice. If you leave your pasta al dente, there's a nice contrast between its chewiness and the crisp bite of the fresh corn. Bring a big bowl to a potluck and watch it disappear! ” - by Brenda
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the rotini, and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
- Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Mix in the corn, lime zest, and lime juice. Season with cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Continue cooking until corn is warmed through and tender. Toss pasta with the corn mixture and Cheddar cheese. Serve hot, or cover and refrigerate and serve as a cold salad.
Amount Per Serving (4 total)
- 382 cal
- 10.1 g
- 64.1 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (4)Rate This Recipe
"Don't waste really good cob corn for this recipe! I would not plan on serving this warm, as the shredded cheese will just melt into little blobs throughout the pasta - it did for ours. *IF* you do m..." See moreake this and plan to serve it as a cold salad, *DO* cool the pasta well first. Second, if you serve it as a cold salad, it definitely needs some kind of dressing. Lime juice flavor cooks away when it was heated. I'd save the lime juice to make some kind of dressing with it. Although we attempted to eat this and enjoy it with grilled chicken as a "warm salad," it wasn't really enjoyable. I ended up adding the leftovers to chicken tortilla soup, which was much, much better. It sounded like a good idea, but just didn't work. It just needs too much doctoring."
"I thought this was a great summer salad. I served it cold. The pasta does tend to soak up the lime juice overnight but if you serve it the same day it is not a problem. I took it to a birthday part..." See morey. Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. To add color use tri-color rotini."
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