Southwestern Pasta Salad
 
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Earlier in the day:
  2. Cook 3 cups (dry) farfalle (bow tie) pasta according to package directions.
  3. Rinse and then put in fridge to cool.
  4. Mix beans, onions, and 2 cups water.
  5. Bring to a boil, and then lower heat and simmer for about 12-15 minutes. Don't simmer them too long, or you will end up with mushy beans!
  6. Rinse and drain beans, and then put in the fridge to cool.
  7. minutes before you need the pasta:
  8. Blend lemon (or lime) juice, vinegar, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt and sugar until smooth using a blender (I love my hand held immersion blender for things like this).
  9. Once smooth, turn blender down to slow, and then add the oil in a steady stream until well incorporated.
  10. Mix in cilantro by hand.
  11. Set dressing aside.
  12. Add ¼ cup water to chicken. Mix well and let sit for 10 minutes or so mixing at least a couple more times to evenly distribute the water.
  13. Add ⅓ cup water to peppers, green onions and corn. Mix well and let sit for five minutes or so mixing at least a couple more times to evenly distribute the water.
  14. Mix all (cooled) ingredients (including dressing) together.
  15. Add some freeze dried cheese (hydrated or leave it dry for a little crunch) to the top if you'd like.
Recipe by Simple Family Preparedness at https://simplefamilypreparedness.com/southwestern-pasta-salad/