Friday, September 26, 2008

Food Friday-Mexican Pasta Salad

This is a recipe from my soon to be sister in law. We all loved it when she brought it over.

exican pasta salad recipe.

1 pound fusilli pasta
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
4 large tomatoes, seeded, diced (4 cups)
3 cups corn kernels (fresh or frozen, thawed)
3 large carrots, thinly sliced on diagonal, slices cut lengthwise into thin strips
1/2 large red onion, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 jalapeno chilies, seeded, minced
1 1/4 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper

Cook fusilli pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain. Rinse pasta with cold water to cool. Drain pasta. Transfer pasta to large bowl. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil and mix thoroughly to coat. Add diced tomatoes, corn kernels, carrot strips and chopped onion and toss.
Mix mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and fresh lime juice in small bowl. Mix in minced jalapeno chilies, chili powder and ground cumin. Add dressing and chopped fresh cilantro to salad and mix to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

**I added more mayo cause it's just better and more of the dijion mustard. I think i pretty much added more of all the spices to. I didn't put the hot peppers in cause i figured kids would be eating it.**

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