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Southwestern Pasta Salad

Tina Rupp

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 to 12 minutes for the pasta
Yield: 8 cups


Salad
* 8 oz wagon-wheel pasta
* 1 cup frozen corn kernels, defrosted
* 1 cup black beans, rinsed
* 1 cup cooked fajita-style chicken strips
* 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
* 2 Tbs fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped

Dressing
* Juice of 1 large lime (1/4 cup)
* 2 Tbs honey
* 1 to 2 tsp chili powder
* Salt and pepper to taste
* 1/2 cup canola oil

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cool water. Put in a large serving bowl. Add corn, black beans, chicken, and tomatoes; mix well.

2. In a small bowl, whisk lime juice, honey, chili powder, salt and pepper, and canola oil. Pour over pasta mixture. Toss to combine. Sprinkle with the chopped cilantro or parsley.

Kid-Friendly RecipeHow kids can help: Rinse the beans; mix the dressing; sprinkle on cilantro or parsley.
Per serving (1 cup): 279 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated), 283 mg sodium, 15 mg cholesterol.

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