*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      LAYERED SOUTHWESTERN PASTA SALAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads                           Pasta
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8       oz           Medium Shells
                         - or Elbow Macaroni
                         - or other medium
                         - pasta shape, uncooked
    2       ts           Vegetable oil
      1/2   ts           Ground cumin
                         Salt to taste
   15       oz           Canned black beans
                         - rinsed and drained
   11       oz           Canned whole kernel corn
                         - drained
    1                    Red bell pepper
                         - seeds and ribs removed,
                         - cut into strips
      3/4   c            Sliced green onions
    2 1/4   oz           Canned sliced black olives
                         - drained
      3/4   c            Non-fat mayonnaise
      1/2   c            Non-fat sour cream
      1/4   c            Hot or mild salsa -- plus...
    2       tb           Hot or mild salsa
    2       tb           Minced fresh cilantro
 
   Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain
   and rinse under cold water; drain again. Toss with oil
   and sprinkle with cumin. Salt to taste.
   
   Layer pasta, beans, corn, bell pepper, green onions
   and olives in a 2 1/2- to 3-qt. straight-sided glass
   bowl. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, sour cream
   and salsa; mix well. Spread mixture evenly over top of
   pasta, sealing to edge of bowl. Sprinkle with
   cilantro. Cover bowl tightly and chill overnight.
   
   Each serving provides: 426 Calories; 20.4 g Protein;
   56 g Carbohydrates; 14.5 g Fat; 15.7 mg Cholesterol;
   499 mg Sodium. Calories from Fat: 30%
   
   Copyright National Pasta Association
   (http://www.ilovepasta.org) (Reprinted with permission)
  
 
 
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