Tuesday's Recipe Swap ~ Southwest Pasta Salad

I decided to try out a new pasta salad recipe for our Memorial Day pool party and it went perfect with the hot food off the grill.


1 box of rotini pasta, cooked
1/4 cup of light mayo
1 and 1/2 tsp. of chili powder
1/2 tsp. of salt
1 can of corn, drained
1 can of black beans, drained
1 lime
1 pint of cherry tomatoes


Boil pasta for 9-10 minutes, drain and allow to cool
In a bowl, combine the mayo, the juice of a fresh lime, chili powder, and salt.
Add the cooked pasta and the rest of the ingredients and mix well until combined.
Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
Refrigerate any leftovers *makes a great lunch the next day*.


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Martinis & Bikinis


  1. That looks delicious! Perfect BBQ side dish.

  2. This looks great, love the southwestern twist! Visiting from the all friends blog hop! :-)
    Cathy @ three kids and a fish

  3. I love the corn with tomatoes!! Such a great take on the regular pasta salad!! Happy Tuesday!

  4. YUM! Not a fan of cherry tomatoes but everything else sounds amazing! Such a great twist on pasta salad!

    <3, Pamela

  5. YUM, this is right up my alley, so many of my favorite things all together :) Just pinned!

  6. Yumm!! I like the southwestern twist with corn and black beans!

  7. This recipe looks delicious! I found your blog through the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop. I'm new to blogging and just added a recipe to your Recipe Swap link up for the first time. :-)

  8. Yum! I'm a huge fan of pasta salads.. I have like 20 of them saved on Pinterest that I want to try and now I'm adding this one to the list!

  9. Looks delicious!! I love that the protein from the beans will balance out the carbs from the pasta at least a little bit!!

  10. This looks so yummy, I think I am going to try making it without tomatoes but adding some cubed cheese!!!

  11. Hi Kate!
    Thanks for including me in the Link Up! :)