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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Taco Pasta Salad

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Is it just me or does 20 years really go by that fast? Some of my old high school friends have gotten together on Facebook to plan our 20 year reunion .... how did that even happen?! It sure doesn't feel like it's been that long - and hearing that makes me feel old. I don't feel that old - although, I'm not really sure how "that old" feels?!

Right now, there's so much excitement for us since so many of us missed our 10 year reunion - social media wasn't then what it is today! I think we're on a mission to do it right .... For me, I don't know that I will make it back. I grew up in Florida and although I have kept in touch with some of my friends or been reunited with others, I left that place never wanting to look back. I am really on the fence about the whole thing - I'm excited but at the same time - very doubtful that I will go. I'm guessing many other people have been in my shoes and I'm wondering, how did y'all handle it? Did you go?

Any who .... y'all didn't come by to talk about high school reunions, did ya? I didn't think so! :) Let's talk about salads ..... Taco Pasta Salad to be more specific.

All of this talk about reunions made me think of family reunions and church potlucks - and this salad. 

I had this salad at a potluck a few years ago and just had to have the recipe. Have you ever had a dish you just had to have the recipe before you left? This is one for me! Y'all this is one of those salads that I could easily make a meal out of. Seriously, it is that good! I like to eat the leftovers for lunch .... and I don't always like to share it! I hope you'll give it a try!

Taco Pasta Salad

Taco Pasta Salad
Printable recipe
Yield: 6-8 servings

12 oz. bow-tie pasta
1½ cups frozen corn
3-4 tbsp. lime juice
1 tbsp. cumin
2 tsp. chili powder
¼ tsp. pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup olive oil
1½ cups salsa
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 Roma tomato, chopped
A handful of cilantro, chopped
2 cups (8 oz.) Cheddar cheese, cubed

Cook pasta according to package directions. During the last 3 minutes, add the corn. Drain and rinse with cold water.

In a large bowl, combine the lime juice, cumin, chili powder, pepper, garlic, olive oil and salsa with a whisk until well combined. Stir in the pasta, corn, black beans, tomatoes, cilantro and cheese. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving time. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Taco Pasta Salad 2

MmmmMmmm .... so good, y'all!

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  1. That looks delicious Jamie, I could totally go for that salad! I didn't go to any of my reunions,and I don't plan to. I never liked high school so I really don't need to relive it. My best friend and I are still best friends today, even though we live 3,000 miles apart...that's the only person I would want to see anyway :)

  2. Good luck on your decision ! Me, I've never gone to a school reunion and never will. Your salad looks great and I have it pinned to make soon as the weather is a little warmer {we only have about 3 weeks of real cold during Winter and we are there now!}

  3. Your taco pasta salad sounds wonderful! We are having a "Man Shower" this weekend for our son-in-law and I couldn't figure out what to fix since I will be at the "Baby Shower" while the man party is going on. This recipe is perfect!

  4. This looks so good Jamie! I know it will be a hit in my house. Pinning!

  5. It's a wonderful salad Jamie!! It looks GREAT and finally a vegetarian one - so it's perfect for me :)

  6. Stopping by from the Someday Crafts link up. This pasta salad looks super tasty! I have only been on your page like 5 minutes and have already found so many recipes I'd love to try! Thanks for the inspiration! =)

  7. Nothing much better than a good pasta salad in the hot months! Visiting from Simple Living and Eating.
    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

  8. I absolutely love quick, go-to salads in the hot months of summer. Your taco pasta salad looks awesome!
    By the way, I found you via the Cooking with Curls "Best of the Weekend" link party!

  9. making this tomorrow!!!! looks fabulous! so glad I found you....now following.


  10. Your Taco Pasta Salad would be delicious for a covered dish event. Hope you have fun at your reunion, they are so much fun! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  11. I would love to try this;) We would love for you to share at our fun Super Summer Saturday link up here: http://www.thechirpingmoms.com/2013/07/super-summer-saturday_27.html Thanks! Julie

  12. Yum! Your taco pasta salad looks wonderful. I will have to try this!

  13. Great salad for a potluck ... flavors everyone loves. I just went to my 30 year reunion last year and FB was so great for planning and making sure friends showed up. Have fun. Thanks for sharing your salad with us on foodie friday.

  14. This salad looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday!

  15. You were featured on Blissful and Domestic's Recipe Page. Check it out! http://www.blissfulanddomesticrecipes.com/2013/07/10-delicious-meals.html

    -Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

  16. This look amazing! I can't wait to try this- yum! Pinned:)

  17. This taco salad looks delicious. I saw it on Made by You Mondays and wanted to stop by and say I've bookmarked it to try soon. Thanks!

  18. Seriously planning to try this one. I hope I find the right kind and quality of ingredients.

  19. All the things I love in a taco plus more!

  20. Ahhhhh reunions.....! I've never been to one and not sure if I will or not! This pasta salad, though, WILL be happening. We love tacos and we love pasta.....great combo!


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