Southwest  Pasta Salad

What you'll need:

How to Make Southwest Pasta Salad?

You’ll start by bringing a large pot of water to boil. Add in your noodles and cook according to package directions, till cooked al dente. While the pasta is cooking, get all your other ingredients ready, drain and rinse your black beans. Drain your corn. Dice up your bell peppers and red onion. And slice up your tomatoes. Chop up your cilantro. Dice your grilled chicken. After the noodles are cooked, rinse them off with cold water, and allow them to dry completely. In a large bowl, mix your noodles, bell pepper, red onion, black beans, corn, tomatoes, chicken, and cilantro. Add in the chipotle ranch dressing and stir to coat everything evenly with the dressing. Cover the pasta salad and place in the fridge for 1 hour.

Tips and Tricks

Prep all your ingredients, while your noodles are cooking, and set them aside till you need them.  You’ll need 2 cups of cooked chicken for this pasta salad. You can cook up your own chicken in a saute pan, or on the grill, or you can buy pre-cooked chicken from the store. A rotisserie chicken, or some chopped grilled chicken from the deli work great for this. You’ll use a chipotle ranch for the dressing on this pasta salad salad. You can use my homemade  or you can buy some from the store.

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