Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Southwest Pasta Salad

With summer on the way, that means picnics and barbeques aren't far behind. This pasta salad would be a fun addition to just about any meal and is so easy to make! And who doesn't love a GOOD pasta salad??

Southwest Pasta Salad

2 1/2 cups Rotini Pasta ~ cooked
1/2 cup cooked corn (I used frozen that I cooked in the microwave for a few minutes)
1 can black beans
1 container cherry tomatoes
3 green onions
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 - 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
salt and pepper to taste
juice of one small lime
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey 

Combine cooked pasta, corn, beans, tomatoes and onions in a large bowl.

In a small bowl, combine the mayo, smoked paprika, chipotle powder, salt, pepper, lime juice, apple cider vinegar and honey.

Pour over salad ingredients and toss to combine. Chill for several hours before serving.

The line up! 
The line up!

Combine the cooked pasta, tomatoes, beans, corn, and onion. 

Combine the cooked pasta, 
tomatoes, beans, corn, and onion.

The combine the stuff for the sauce. Pour over the pasta mixture and toss to combine. 

Then combine the stuff for the sauce. 
Pour over the pasta mixture and toss to combine.

Chill and serve! 

Chill and serve!


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