Summer Corn Pasta Salad


Posted: June 3

Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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This Summer Corn Pasta salad just screams summertime! This dish is a delicious mixture of al dente rotini pasta, herby oregano, crunchy corn kernels, hearty black beans, fresh onion, and more. All of these refreshing ingredients make for a pasta that is cooling, scrumptious, and perfect for hot weather! Summer Corn Pasta Salad is savory and full of a wide assortment of wonderful flavors.


Ingredients

• 1 pound rotini pasta • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/2 cup oil, neutral-flavored • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained • 1 cup frozen corn kernels • 2 tomatoes, chopped • 1 red bell pepper, diced • 1/2 cup black olives, optional • 1/4 cup cilantro, optional, chopped • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped • 1/4 red onion, chopped

Directions

Step 1

Prepare the pasta according to package directions.

Step 2

Rinse and drain the pasta, and set it aside.

Step 3

In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, the oregano, the cumin, the pepper, and the salt, stirring to combine.

Step 4

Whisk in the oil.

Step 5

Add the pasta to the dressing and toss to coat.

Step 6

Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, bell pepper, olives, cilantro, and onions, stirring until thoroughly combined.

Step 7

Chill the corn salad until ready to serve!


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