Black-Eyed Pea & Pasta Salad

Black-Eyed Pea & Pasta Salad
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4 Reviews
This colorful pasta salad has a lime-jalapeño dressing that is both sweet and spicy.
30 min
Prep Time
3:45
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

Salad Dressing

1/4 cup
olive oil
1/4 cup
freshly squeezed lime juice
3 tablespoons
chopped fresh cilantro
2 to 3 tablespoons
finely chopped jalapeño chile pepper
1 to 2 teaspoons
finely chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon
sugar
1 teaspoon
salt
1/4 teaspoon
pepper

Salad

8 ounces (2 cups)
uncooked dried gemelli pasta*
1 (15.8-ounce) can
black-eyed peas**, rinsed, drained
1 medium
yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 cup
small grape tomatoes
1/2 cup
sliced green onions
4 ounces (1 cup)
Cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
 
 
*Substitute any twisted or curly pasta.
**Substitute 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed, drained.

Directions

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in small jar with tight-fitting lid; shake well. Refrigerate until serving time or up to 1 day ahead.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; drain.
  3. Combine cooked pasta and all remaining salad ingredients in large bowl. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate 3-4 hours before serving to blend flavors.

Recipe Tips

Gemelli means “twins” in Italian. This pasta resembles 2 strands of spaghetti twisted together.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
130
Cholesterol
5mg
Carbohydrates
15g
Protein
5g
Fat
6g
Sodium
320mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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Love this recipe.

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This recipe makes 16 servings.

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I haven't tried this recipe but 36 servings, seems like you would only be eating one piece of pasta for that to be accurate

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Cindy
This recipe makes 16 servings.
Posted December 03, 2012

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I will definitely try this recipe...

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Very good and a snap to make:)

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Why would you put up a recipe with ingredients that you no longer make? We can not get Cheddarella anywhere!! Otherwise was very tasty!

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