I saw this on the Facebook page of What are my kids eating? Unfortunately she didn't really post a recipe, but just the ingredients. So I had to wing it. I'm not sure of the amounts I really used, as I just kept adding more to taste, but I'm estimating it went something like this:
Mexican Pasta Salad
Whole wheat pasta (I used regular elbow macaroni, 1 lb box)
Corn (11 oz can crispy corn)
Scallions (3 scallions, sliced)
Black beans (can, rinsed and drained)
Kidney beans (can, rinsed and drained)
For the dressing, in a bottle mix together:
Juice of 3 limes (about a 1/4-1/3 cup)
Taco sauce (1 jar Taco Bell mild)
Chili powder (1/8 tsp)
Chipotle chili powder (1/4 tsp)
Cumin (1/2 tsp)
Onion powder (1/8 tsp)
Garlic powder (1/4 tsp)
Salt (1/2 tsp)
Pepper (1/8 tsp)
Olive oil (2-3 tbs)
Mix together salad ingredients in a large bowl. Then pour dressing over entire salad, and stir to coat. Serve in bowls sprinkled with Mexican cheese. Eat hot or cold.
I'm just a single divorced woman who has surrounded herself with animals, and enjoys the little things in life. Cooking, reading, movies and TV, outdoor adventures-- these are the little things that make up my own little Eden. This is where you can catch a glimpse into my Eden, where I find solace and peace from life's trials and tidalwaves, and the things that I love. Nothing but the good stuff (most of the time)!
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NOTE: I quit eating meat in April 2010, but my blog still has meat recipes I made before then. Now I'm a pescatarian: I only eat vegetarian, and fish and seafood.
UPDATE 7/19/15: I recently began eating meat again, but only meat purchased from a couple of well researched sources who pasture raise their animals and take care with the slaughtering of them, so that the animals are humanely raised and killed. One of these sources is US Wellness Meats. (However I'm basically a flexitarian. I rarely eat meat, but have added it back on occasion.)
A divorced woman living in South Florida, I love animals, music, nature and entertainment. I am at times serious and thoughtful (more often than not), and at other times a goof ball. I am trying to find my path-- a path that I hope to follow with light footsteps.
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The picture in the blog header was taken with a Canon Power Shot A590 at Cypress Slough 9/6/09.