Vegetarian Tex Mex Pasta Salad recipe

Tex Mex Pasta Salad recipe

Tex Mex Pasta Salad recipe is a fast vegetarian weekday meal.  It's also great for potlucks and cookouts!

Course Dinner, Lunch, Potluck
Cuisine Amercian, Mexcian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 14 ounce penne pasta*
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed in microwave
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup Chipotle Lime Greek Yogurt Ranch**
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 avocados diced


  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the box.  Check one minute before to get al dente pasta.  Cool in the fridge or freezer until the steam stops and it's not too hot to touch.

  2. In a large bowl, mix the black beans, cherry tomatoes, corn, cilantro, green onions, chipotle lime greek yogurt ranch and lime together. 

  3. Toss in the diced avocado just before serving.  If you aren't eating the entire batch at one time only toss the avocado with the part you are eating.

  4. If you are making this ahead of time, considering tossing it with the dressing at the last minute so it will remain creamy.

Recipe Notes

*I tested with the pasta that has protein in it!

** Use my homemade recipe for Chipotle Lime Greek Yogurt Ranch