Mexican pasta salad

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PREP TIME

15 min

Makes

4 Servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 9 minutes
Mexican pasta salad

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Our modern macaroni salad has a creamy salsa- and chili-laced dressing, which lends it a rosy hue.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 450-g pkg tubetti or shell pasta
  • 1 plum tomato
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 2-Jan small red onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp salsa
  • 1 tsp minced chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

  • Cook pasta following package directions. Meanwhile, chop tomato and thinly slice pepper and onion. Place in a large bowl. In a small bowl, stir mayo with salsa, chipotle and seasonings. Add drained pasta to vegetables. Drizzle with mayo mixture. Toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, until cold or up to a day.
  • Before serving, slice avocado. Stir into salad with cilantro. Add more mayo if needed. Good cold or at room temperature.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 508,
  • Protein
  • 9 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52 g,
  • Fat
  • 30 g,
  • Fibre
  • 7 g,
  • Sodium
  • 654 mg.