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Mexicali Pasta Salad

Mexicali Pasta Salad is rated 4.074074074074074 out of 5 by 27.
Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
20
min.
Servings

8 servings, about 1 cup each

Who needs a mariachi band? Fresh cilantro and lime juice make this smart taco-inspired pasta salad sing out loud with tangy flavor.

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Make It

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  • Combine first 5 ingredients in large bowl.
  • Mix dressing, seasoning mix and lime juice until blended. Add to salad; toss until evenly coated.
  • Add cheese and cilantro; mix lightly.
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Substitute

Substitute fresh parsley for the cilantro.

Servings

  • 8 servings, about 1 cup each

Healthy Living

  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious

Diet Exchange

  • 3-1/2 Starch

Nutrition Bonus

Spice up your meal with this easy-to-prepare pasta salad. As a bonus, the crisp red peppers are a good source of vitamin C.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, about 1 cup each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 290
Total fat 4.5g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 370mg
Carbohydrate 50g
Dietary fiber 6g
Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 25 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made this for the 4th & everyone raved about it. Made this for the 4th & everyone raved about it. Made a few adjustments; used whole bottle of ranch dressing, entire packet of taco seaasoning mix and more corn. I am sure I will be makeing this many times this summer.
Date published: 2012-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is so easy and my husband really liked it we ate it two nights I did add cooked shrimp chopped... This is so easy and my husband really liked it we ate it two nights I did add cooked shrimp chopped small and it made a meal.
Date published: 2013-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was good-- I had seconds but no one commented on it at my Memorial Day get-together. It was good-- I had seconds but no one commented on it at my Memorial Day get-together. I possibly added a little too much lime juice. I had read the comments previously about increasing the sauce so I doubled it and thought the consistency was nice. Bottom line: very good, but not great. A nice change from the status quo. I would make it again (and I am picky).
Date published: 2012-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This recipe is delicious! This recipe is delicious! So different than your average pasta salad. However, I don't like my pasta salads to be so dry, so initially I doubled the dressing ingredients and made the salad the day before I served it. I found it to be very dry the next morning. So I made another cup of dressing. I can't wait to hear what my guests think of it later today! This recipe will be shared again and again!
Date published: 2011-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I recommend using fresh roasted corn, hulled off of the cob. I recommend using fresh roasted corn, hulled off of the cob. Makes a big difference in flavor, and adding diced avocado. I eliminate the taco seasoning & ranch and use olive oil w/fresh lime juice for lighter dressing than ranch. I prefer that, and the addition of diced avocado is a must for our family. Wonderful.
Date published: 2013-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I couldn't find the wagon wheels so replaced them with a 16 oz package of small macaroni salad... I couldn't find the wagon wheels so replaced them with a 16 oz package of small macaroni salad pasta. Like others, I felt the salad was too dry so tripled the ranch dressing, lime juice, and taco seasoning and added some sliced olives. Delicious!! I will definitely be making this again.
Date published: 2012-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This salad turned out great! This salad turned out great!! I doubled the dressing and used rotini pasta instead of the wheels. Next time will probably cut back on the black beans (personal preference) and use alittle more red pepper. This will be my new "go to" recipe for cookouts!
Date published: 2012-05-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I did everything the recipe said to do; it was not what I expected. I did everything the recipe said to do; it was not what I expected. It didn't taste like a Mexican dish. Personally, I think the ranch dressing ruined it. I would have had better results w/ a garlic and olive oil dressing--which I will try next time.
Date published: 2011-07-02
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