Friday, July 27, 2012

Cumin-Lime Pasta Salad

      Whipped this little bad boy up today for lunch. Pasta salad is a favorite of mine on a hot day. I gave it a little mexican flair and ta-da, new flavors and reinvented salad.  Perfect for a picnic, a warm summer evening or heck...whenever you want to eat it!

Cumin-Lime Pasta Salad

1 package Corn Penne Pasta (you can use any pasta, I was giving the gluten-free, corn pasta a try)
1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
1 tomato, chopped or sliced
6-8 mini bell peppers, sliced
1 avocado, half cubed and half sliced
1 ear of corn, grilled and kernels cut off (this was my vision, I didn't make it to the store for corn)
Crumbled cotija cheese 

Cumin-Lime Dressing
1/2 extra virgin olive oil
2 limes, zested & juiced
1 tbsp agave/honey
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
Salt & Pepper

While the pasta is cooking, chop, drain and prep salad ingredients
Then work on the dressing - add oil & cumin in a bowl
Zest & juice your limes,  add 1 Tbsp agave
Whisk ingredients together and add chili powder, salt & pepper to taste
Toss it all together. Serve with sliced avocado and crumbled cotija on top. yummo!
Super easy and light for a summer meal.


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