Zesty Black Bean Pasta Salad

Zesty Black Bean Pasta Salad

So much flavor in one bowl! Bright lime mingles with smoky cumin, peppery red onion, and sweet corn to make a side that won't leave leftovers.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings


  • 1 lb rotini
  • 3/4 lb tomatoes, chopped (About 2 large tomatoes, or 5 roma)
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups corn kernels
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 5 tbs olive oil
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp cumin


  • Cook the pasta to al dente.
  • Meanwhile, toss together the tomatoes, red onion, beans, and corn.
  • In a separate bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the lime juice, hot sauce, and cumin. Pour in olive oil, whisking constantly, to get a dressing.
  • Once the pasta has cooked, drain it and toss it in with the vegetables.
  • Pour the dressing over it all, top with the green onions, and toss again.
  • This can be serve right away, but some say it's even better after resting. It's perfect to take to cookouts, potlucks, or to whip up as a quick meal.


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