April 16, 2012

Tuesdays At The Table - Mexican Pasta Salad

The combo of Marathon Monday (a state holiday) and icky heat (really...90 degrees in Boston in April is NOT nice!) meant that I got to pull out one of my favorite summer pasta salads.  I have no clue where I found this...or really, where my mom found this recipe, but I absolutely love it.I haven't said this in a while - and it always bears repeating.  THANK YOU for continuing to link up your fabulous recipes each week.  I love poking  through, finding new, delicious recipes and leaving you some comment love.  I really hope that you're each showing each other the food love too.

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Mexican Pasta Salad
1 box bowtie pasta
1 pint container of cherry tomatoes
1/2 block (approx 4 oz.) of Pepper Jack or Cheddar cheese
3-4 stalks of scallions

Prepare bowtie pasta using box instructions. Strain, rinse to cool and strain pasta again. Chop scallions fine; cut cherry tomatoes into halves (or quarters if they are large) and cut cheese into little 1/4 inch squares.

In a smaller bowl, mix 1/2 cup mayo and 1/3 cup salsa. (If you use a chunky salsa, you may need more).  Combine above dressing with all other ingredients, mixing well.

Chill for a few hours and serve.

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11 comments:

  1. Sounds amazing!
    Dachshund Nola

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  2. Hi Cole,
    I love your salad, easy, and tasty! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

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  3. Thank you for hosting! I shared Awesome Skillet Fried Chicken Breasts today. Have a great week! :)

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  4. That looks so light and refreshing! I love the combo of mayo and salsa. Yum!
    Thanks so much for hosting! I've linked up two:
    1. Crock Pot Chicken Adobo - a Filipino dish
    2. Mama's Sausage Macaroni

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  5. This looks yummy.. And light and easy for a warm day!

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  6. Thank you for hosting! Have a great week.

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  7. That sound simple and easy. I'm going to stick this recipe in my 'fast/simple' category. Thanks for hosting! I've linked up my Noblegarden Chowder that's perfect for using up leftover meats (like easter ham).

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  8. Ooh this sounds SO good! I'm all for anything with pasta and cherry tomatoes!

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  9. OMGoodness. It was super hot yesterday, and warm today too. I was dieing in my kitchen. But I felt even worse for the runners. Actually, I did a little post about marathon monday. I hope you check it out.

    Fellow New Englander,
    Laura

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  10. I am a pasta salad fanatic. Have to give this a try! As for those puppies, why not take both> I would. They are so adorable.

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