I decided to jazz it up with a few more ingredients and make a pasta salad inspired by Mexican Street Corn. And because my hubby is allergic to eggs – I switched it up a little there as well.
The dressing is simple – sour cream, lime juice, lime zest, cumin, paprika, chili powder and salt. Typically you would use mayo – but you can combo it with sour cream or even plain greek yogurt. This dressing smells delicious – I could envision dipping some fries in this dip!
Next step is just to get all your ingredients together in a bowl – they’re beautiful when they’re all laid out – I added canned chicken, bacon, black beans, pasta, grape tomatoes, scallions, cilantro, cojita cheese and – of course – roasted corn!
Then you stir it up and make sure the ratios all look right – it’s up to you if you want more or less of anything – use what you like. Don’t let the recipe box you in – if you like it spicier – add some jalapeno – if you don’t like tomatoes – leave them out!
After the ingredients are all together – then add your dressing and mix it all together. Then serve and/or refrigerate leftovers. I didn’t have any problem with the avocado browning – I think with it mixed together with everything else – it was fine.
- 2 cups miniature farfalle pasta, cooked
- 1 cup canned chicken, chopped
- 1/2 bag frozen corn
- 1 large avocado, diced
- 3 green onions, diced
- 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
- 6-8 strips bacon, cooked & diced
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced
- 1/2 cup Cotija or Queso Fresco cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 can black beans, rinsed
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- Juice & zest of 1 lime
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
Heat a skillet on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes or until very hot. Spread corn in skillet and cook for about 5 minutes stirring once in between or until browned.
In a large bowl, combine the pasta, corn, avocado, onions, cilantro, chicken, tomatoes, bacon, cheese and beans and toss.
In a small bowl combine all of the dressing ingredients and whisk together until completely combined then toss with the salad.
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