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Cold pasta is the best. I made this Southwestern Style Pasta recipe last week and it turned out great. It is so simple, minimal ingredients and I prepared it with two different dressings to alternate with and to accommodate different taste buds.

Southwestern Style Pasta Ingredients

  • multi-colored rotini pasta
  • Black Beans (drained)
  • Mexi-Corn (drained) A small can of corn will work
  • Rotel tomatoes (drained) but leave a small amount of juice for flavoring
  • Red Onion (finely chopped)
  • Sea Salt & Pepper

I cook/boil the pasta in chicken broth until tender and drain under cold water.

Add corn, black beans, rotel tomatoes and diced red onion to pasta.

Toss with Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Add Lemon juice to taste.

Voila! Delicious!

In addition I make the Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch Recipe.

It calls for 1 packet of seasoning, 1 cup of buttermilk and 1 cup of mayo (I prefer Hellman’s). Mix and chill.

I divide into in half and to spice it up I pour a bit of pickled jalapeno juice into one half and chop up pickled jalapenos, adding them to the ranch dressing.

I then pour it over my own serving of pasta and Voila! Even more delicious!! Yum!


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