Friday, May 11, 2018

"Frying Friday"...Simple Meals, Side Dishes, Appetizers, Deserts, etc. For Your Family....May 11, 2018 (Southwestern Pasts Salad)

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"Frying Fridays

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Today's Suggestion:

Southwestern Pasta Salad

  This kicked up pasta salad with a zesty Greek yogurt dressing is full of the fixings from taco seasoning to cilantro, cheddar cheese, avocado, black beans, and corn. So easy to mix up ahead of time, too!

Yields: 10
Prep Time: 0:25
Total Time: 1:25
For the Pasta Salad
kosher salt
1 lb. dry pasta, such as elbow, bow tie, or rotini
1 15-oz. can corn kernels
1 15-oz. can black beans
1 c. shredded Cheddar
1 c. halved cherry tomatoes
2 avocados, diced
1/3 c. Chopped cilantro
For The Dressing
1 c. Greek yogurt
1/3 c. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Limes, juiced
1/2 jalapeño, chopped
1 1/2 tbsp. Taco Seasoning
kosher salt 
  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and and cool, 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make dressing: Whisk all ingredients together. Taste and add salt as desired.
  3. Stir corn, black beans, cheese, tomatoes, avocados and cilantro in with pasta. Toss with dressing. Cover tightly and refrigerate 1 hour before serving.


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