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Southwest Pasta

Southwest Pasta

This protein packed Southwest Pasta is smoky with a touch of sweet. It has flavors that remind me of some of my favorite tacos.
Course Main Course
Cuisine vegan, gluten free
Keyword southwest pasta salad, vegan pasta salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 230kcal



  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 chipotles chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ¼ cup key lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Salt and pepper


  • Make pasta according to directions. Set aside to cool.
  • Mix black beans, red pepper, green onion, cilantro, grape or cherry tomatoes, and corn in a bowl. Add in pasta after it cools.
  • Dressing: In a blender or Nutribullet, mix dressing ingredients. Add to pasta mixture, and mix thoroughly.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 21.7mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg