Southwest Tortellini Pasta Salad

This easy southwest tortellini pasta salad is ready in 30 minutes, loaded with veggies and protein and coated in a delicious and healthy southwest dressing.

  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 8 mins
  • Total Time 28 mins
  • Servings: 5
  • Calories: 607 kcal

Ingredients

  • 20 ounce package three cheese refrigerated tortellini
  • 1 cup corn fresh from 1 ear of cooked corn, canned or frozen corn
  • 15 ounce can black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 avocado , chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion , chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro , chopped

Dressing:

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • juice from 2 limes
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the tortellini according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Add tortellini to a large bowl. Add cooked corn, black beans, bell pepper, avocado, cherry tomatoes, onion, and cilantro.
  3. Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a resealable jar. Shake until combined. Pour desired amount of dressing (you may not want to use it all) over the pasta and toss to coat.

Source: https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com

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