Creamy Chipotle Pasta Salad

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 11 mins Serves 8     adjust servings

Spice up your side dishes with this Creamy Chipotle Pasta Salad! It's a great combo of creamy chipotle dressing with cooked pasta, plenty of veggies and just a hint of lime!


For the pasta salad

  • 1 lb. rotini pasta
  • 1 can (10 oz.) Ro*Tel Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies, drained
  • 1 can (16 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 bag (12 oz.) frozen corn, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped

For the dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 chilies in adobo (use more or less, to taste)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Rinse with cold water and drain completely. Transfer pasta to a large bowl.
  2. To the pasta, add Ro*Tel, black beans, corn, cilantro and red onion. Set aside.
  3. In a food processor bowl, add all of the dressing ingredients. Cover and process until well combined and smooth.
  4. Add the dressing to the pasta mixture. Gently toss to coat. Refrigerate at least one hour or overnight before serving.


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