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Pasta salad

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Pasta salad

Recipe by Villa Cocina
5.0 from 2 votes
Course: Salads, SidesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Fresh, delicious and super easy to make pasta salad. If that wasn’t enough, its loaded with veggies, colors, and flavors that blend beautifully together. Each bite is accompanied by joy and satisfaction. 


  • 8 oz pasta of your choice (rotini) 

  • 1/2 medium red onions, diced 

  • 4 sticks of celery, diced 

  • 1 bell pepper, diced 

  • 1 cup mixed veggies

  • 8 oz cooked black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 

  • Dressing 
  • 3/4 cup sour cream

  • 1/2 cup Mayo 

  • 2 TBSP dijon mustard  

  • The zest of one lime

  • 2 TBSP lime juice 

  • 1 ea garlic clove, pressed or minced 

  • Salt to taste (1 tsp salt kosher)

  • Ground black pepper, to taste 


  • Cook the pasta of your choice according to the package instructions in salted water. When cooked, drain the water, and rinse the pasta under cold water. 
  • In a large bowl combine, the drained and cooled pasta, red onion, celery, bell pepper, mixed veggies, black beans, and cilantro. Set the bowl aside momentarily. 
  • In a separate small bowl, combine the ingredients for the dressing. Whisk until well combined and smooth. Pour into the large bowl and stir/fold everything in until evenly coated. You can serve right away or cover and store in the fridge until ready to serve. 

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Healthier option: 

As a type one diabetic; I use the following substitutions, but still keep an eye out on the amount of carbs I can have per meal :

*** Disclaimer: Im not a doctor or dietician by any means. If you have questions concerning your health, diet, and the life style that best suits you, seek help from a medical professional. ***

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