Southwestern Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing by

Southwestern Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing by

Southwestern Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

by Two Peas on August 22, 2012

Last month we helped cater a family party. We were in charge of making three large salads. We made a simple spinach salad with berries, Greek Quinoa Salad , and Southwestern Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing. I created the Southwestern Pasta Salad for the party and it has become one of our favorite pasta salads. We make it all of the time now. If you like our Creamy Avocado Pasta , I am positive you will love this pasta salad.

Ingredients

  • For the salad:
  • 8 ounces pasta (I used Rotini)
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced orange or yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn (can use frozen corn)
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lime, for juicing over the salad
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • For the Creamy Avocado Dressing:
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
  • 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt (I use Chobani)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, chopped and seeds removed
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
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