Black Bean and Lime Pasta Salad

    30 minutes

    Lime juice and cumin give this pasta salad a really tangy kick! You can find tinned black beans in Spanish markets and shops.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 500g spiral pasta
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons chilli powder, or to taste
    • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 1/2 cups corn
    • 1 (400g) tin black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1/2 cup diced green capsicum
    • 1/2 cup diced red capsicum
    • 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
    • 1 cup chopped roma (plum) tomatoes

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. In a large bowl combine oil, lime juice, chilli powder, cumin, salt and garlic. Stir in pasta and set aside to cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
    3. Stir in corn, beans, green capsicum, red capsicum and 1/2 of the coriander leaves. Spoon onto a platter and garnish with tomatoes and remaining coriander. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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     -  03 Dec 2012


    I'm glad lots of you love this recipe - I do, too! I *always* use less oil, and lots more lime juice for extra flavor. Sorry about the confusing way the pasta quantity was posted - use only 8oz of pasta for the recipe! The flavors really are better if you can make it a day ahead, but I usually end up adding a little more salt the next day... somehow it disappears overnight. Use ditalini pasta if you can find it - lots of surface area to soak up the dressing, and very pretty! I think it's hearty enough to eat as a main dish, or you could add some grilled, cooled chicken. Top off the meal with a slice of cold Margarita Pie, and your tummy will be VERY happy!  -  19 May 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My entire family loves this recipe!!!! I made a few changes. I put 1 1/2 T Chili Powder, 1 t cumin, 1 t chipotle chili powder, 1/4 t cayenne, 1 t dried cilantro, 1 t salt, 4 garlic cloves, 1 can diced green chilies, 1/2 c red onion, and 3 shredded chicken breasts to make it a main dish. I also reduced the oil to 1/4 cup and increaded the lime juice to 1/2 cup. YUMMY!!!!! Thanks for the recipe!!  -  03 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)