Cold Southwestern Bow Tie Pasta

Cold Southwestern Bow Tie Pasta

by Evan Dean 1 year ago
3.7 (9)
10 minutes
472.9 kcal
63.8 g carbs
Description

An easy pasta salad bursting with flavor. It is fantastic for your next potluck. But bring a lot, it goes fast!

Ingredients
  • 1 (12 ounce) package bow tie pasta
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground red chile pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (9 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • ½ (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
  • ½ (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 avocados - peeled, pitted, and diced
Directions
  1. 1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the bow tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.
  2. 2. Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, garlic powder, cumin, ground chile pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper together in a large bowl. Stir corn, black beans, diced tomatoes and green chiles, and green onions into the dressing to coat. Gently mix avocados into bean mixture; fold bow tie pasta into the salad. Cover salad with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 6 servings
calories: 472.9 kcal
carbohydrates: 63.8 g
protein: 12.7 g
saturated fat: 3.1 g
sodium: 415.2 mg
fiber: 10.3 g
sugar: 4.1 g