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Tex-Mex Pasta Salad Recipe

All the flavor of Texas and Mexico in one exciting, flavorful pasta salad! This Tex-Mex pasta salad is a crowd pleaser. Topped with a homemade dressing and loaded with veggies, this recipe offers the whole package. Robust flavor, great pops of color, and a new exciting flavor in every bite.

All the flavor of texas and mexico in one exciting, flavorful pasta salad! This Tex-Mex salad is a crowd pleaser. Homemade dressing and loaded with veggies.

Tex-Mex Pasta Salad

Watch us make this yummy recipe in this quick 1-minute video clip, or read on for the full recipe.

Ingredients: 

  • 3 cups cooked penne pasta
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced (optional garnish)

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Dressing:

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Juice of one lime

Directions: 

Cook pasta. While it is cooking, dice your veggies.

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Combine peppers, onion, cilantro, and tomatoes in a large bowl.

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Mix together all dressing ingredients, then pour over your pasta.

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Mix thoroughly, then chill in the fridge for 1 hour.

Serve topped with avocado and/or your choice of toppings.

All the flavor of Texas and Mexico in one exciting, flavorful pasta salad! This Tex-Mex salad is a crowd pleaser. Homemade dressing and loaded with veggies.

This is a perfect lunch or dinner for summer or great as a side dish to bring to your summer potlucks. It’s easy to make a big batch to feed a group and is perfect as leftovers.

All the flavor of texas and mexico in one exciting, flavorful pasta salad! This Tex-Mex salad is a crowd pleaser. Homemade dressing and loaded with veggies.

Tex-Mex Pasta Salad Recipe

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Tex-Mex Pasta Salad Recipe
 
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Packed full of flavor, this Tex-Mex Pasta Salad is perfect for feeding a large group. Great for summer picnics and potlucks, and a yummy lunch or dinner!
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Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups cooked penne pasta
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, diced
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
Dressing:
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Juice of one lime
Directions:
  1. Cook pasta. While it is cooking, dice your veggies.
  2. Combine peppers, onion, cilantro, and tomatoes in a large bowl.
  3. Mix together all dressing ingredients, then pour over your pasta.
  4. Mix thoroughly, then chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
  5. Serve topped with avocado and/or your choice of toppings.

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All the flavor of texas and mexico in one exciting, flavorful pasta salad! This Tex-Mex salad is a crowd pleaser. Homemade dressing and loaded with veggies.

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Natasha

Monday 1st of May 2017

This is PERFECT for a family cookout, or just a general family dinner during the summer. Looks good!

Jennifer Soltys

Friday 28th of April 2017

This looks like it will be a hit come BBQ season! Definitely saving to try for an upcoming event!

Janice Gray

Thursday 27th of April 2017

This recipe is so delicious! I'm not much of a fan of pasta salads, but since yours looked so good, I had to try. And with no surprise, it was an amazing experience. Thank you!

Janel

Thursday 27th of April 2017

Hi Janice, So glad to hear you loved it! Thanks for sharing your feedback.

Brett Beyer

Thursday 27th of April 2017

My wife keeps nagging me that I need to open up my repertoire of pasta salads (right now, Suddenly Salad is my go-to), so you have no idea how desperately I've needed this recipe!

Scott

Thursday 27th of April 2017

I think I'm going to try this one, but without the avocado. The texture is too squishy for me!