Cold Southwestern Bow Tie Pasta

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  • Published Aug 9th
  • Ready In1h
  • Servings6
  • Calories475
An easy pasta salad bursting with flavor. It is fantastic for your next potluck. But bring a lot, it goes fast!

Cold Southwestern Bow Tie Pasta Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Cold Southwestern Bow Tie Pasta for 6 servings:

  • 1 (12 ounce) package bow tie pasta
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground red chile pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (9 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1/2 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1/2 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 avocados - peeled, pitted, and diced

Cold Southwestern Bow Tie Pasta Cooking Instructions

  • Prep20m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In1h

To cook Cold Southwestern Bow Tie Pasta, you need about 20 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Cold Southwestern Bow Tie Pasta is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Cold Southwestern Bow Tie Pasta within 1 hour . The following are the steps to cook Cold Southwestern Bow Tie Pasta easily:

  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

Per Serving: 475 calories; 21.2 grams of fat; 64 grams of carbohydrates; 12.8 grams of protein; 0 milligrams of cholesterol; 415 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jul 31st 2018

    My partner and I both love this recipe, perfect for lunches the next day. I add more black beans than it calls for usually and it’s nice with fresh tomatoes in the summer. Easy and tasty :)

  2. Jun 12th 2017

    I mixed all the vegetables first, and put on the dressing. When I tasted it, I thought, "This is very much like Cowboy Caviar, and the bow tie pasta won't add anything!" So I took it to the ...

  3. Aug 18th 2016

    My husband loves cold salads in the summer, but my issue is that most of them just are not hearty enough. The black beans in this is just the trick. I've experienced in the past that the c ...

  4. Jun 29th 2016

    Added a bit of purple cabbage and garbanzo beans. Too spicy. Will add only 1 tsp garlic powder and no Cayenne next time.

  5. May 17th 2016

    I make this in a big batch and my husband and I take it to work for lunch during the week

  6. Jul 11th 2015

    Nice twist on a pasta salad! Great flavors with a spicy accent

  7. Feb 19th 2015

    The blend of spices makes sweet and sour in a bad way.

  8. Mar 22nd 2013

    Great recipe! Great blend of spices and flavors. It's not too spicy but definitely has a lot of flavor. It's also very easy. I didn't chill the pasta in the fridge, just ran it under cold wa ...