Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Recipe: Ranch Chipotle Pasta Salad

This weekend I made one of our favorite pasta salads, Ranch Chipotle Pasta Salad.  It's super simple to put together, makes a whole bunch, is delicious as a leftover, and never survives any picnic I take it to!  In short, it's fabulous!

Ranch Chipotle Pasta Salad


1 box rotini pasta (cooked and rinsed in cold water)

3/4 cup sour cream (I use the light kind.)

3/4 cup mayonnaise (I use light kind here too.)

3/4 cup milk (any type works fine, usually I just use 1%)

1 package ranch dressing mix (not the dip mix)

1 1/2 tsp. chipotle chili powder

1 cup frozen corn

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 bunch cilantro, chopped

1 small can sliced olives

Tomato and Avocado if desired

Mix sour cream, milk, mayonnaise, ranch dressing mix and chili powder in a large bowl to make the sauce.

Add the corn, black beans, cilantro and olives.  Mix thoroughly.  Add in cooked pasta and top with tomato and avocado!  Enjoy!


bonnierose said...

this looks oh so good.. yummmmy!!!!!!!!!

Terri said...

Yum! That looks wonderful!

Emilie said...

Could I substitute chili powder for the chipotle chili powder?

erin said...

Emilie, Yes, you could if that's all you have. Keep in mind that Chipotle chili powder and regular chili powder have slightly different flavors. Let us know how it goes! I'm sure either way will taste fabulous!