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Southwestern Chipotle Lime Pasta Salad

Southwestern Chipotle Lime Pasta Salad

Bursting with fresh flavours, this Southwestern Chipotle Lime Pasta Salad makes a delicious side dish or add grilled shrimp or chicken for a complete meal.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 -10 servings as a side dish
Calories 207 kcal
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked fusilli pasta
  • 1/2 cup cooked corn kernels
  • 3/4 cup black beans cooked (rinse if using canned)
  • 1 cup grape of cherry tomatoes cut in half if they are large.
  • 2 green onions chopped

For the dressing

  • 1/2 cup plain mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder or to taste
  • pinch salt and pepper to season
  • zest of one small lime finely minced
  • juice of one small lime
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey


  1. Cook the pasta in salted water, rinse well in cold water, drain well and add to a large mixing bowl.
  2. To the bowl add the corn, black beans, green onions and tomatoes.
  3. Mix all the remaining ingredients together to make the dressing, then add to the bowl and toss well with the other ingredients.
  4. Transfer the pasta salad to a serving bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.