Eat– for Good Health

The classic Southwestern Wagon Wheel Salad is light and delicious, garnished with avocado slices.  I serve it with a field greens salad and bread sticks.

wagon wheel pasta salad

8 ounces wagon wheel macaroni, uncooked
1 (15 ounce) can black beans
1 (9 ounce) package frozen corn, thawed
1 cup salsa
2 tomatoes, chopped
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups tortilla chips, crushed (I omitted these)
1 avocado, pitted, chopped (I sliced mine instead)

Dressing
1/2 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
3 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 large garlic cloves, minced

In medium bowl, combine all dressing ingredients; mix well. Set aside.

Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain cooked pasta; rinse with cold water until cool.

In large bowl, combine beans, corn, salsa, tomatoes and cilantro.

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4 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Janessa Breckenridge

    What is it about wagon wheel pasta that we all love? Makes me think of the old West and stagecoaches!

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