Cilantro Lime Black Bean Pasta Salad

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An easy to put together and easy to transport cilantro lime black bean pasta salad is just what you need for summer!

corn, pasta, black beans, tomatoes, corn, rice, jalapeno, avocado, cilantro, and yogurt on a plate

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Classic Bean Pasta Salad with Sharp and Zesty Yogurt Dressing

I love a good corn and black bean pasta salad. This vegetarian pasta salad is smothered in cilantro lime dressing is a delicious dish that brings together the flavors of fresh corn, black beans, and a zesty dressing. The pasta salad is filled with colorful ingredients and is tossed in a tangy cilantro lime yogurt dressing that brings all the flavors together.

The creamy yogurt dressing is made with fresh cilantro, lime juice, and spices, making it the perfect addition to the pasta and veggie mixture. The combination of the soft pasta, crunchy corn, and protein-packed black beans, make this dish a perfect summer or dinner option. With its perfect balance of texture and taste, this pasta salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering.

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Cilantro Lime Black Bean Pasta Salad Recipe

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Corn and black bean salad with cilantro dressing, featuring a zesty lime twist.

Cilantro Lime Black Bean Pasta Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

An easy to put together and easy to transport Corn and Black Bean Pasta Salad with a refreshing yogurt dressing with lime and cilantro is just what you need for summer!


  • 1 1/2 cup macaroni, whole grain , cooked al dente in salted water
  • 3/4 cup black beans, rinsed and soaked in water
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 corn, grilled and kernels removed
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped
  • 3/4 cup cotija cheese, crumbled
  • For the Cilantro Lime Yogurt Dressing
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp ancho chili powder, its mostly a deep smoky sweet chili with less heat in it
  • salt, to taste
  • crushed black pepper


  1. Cook the black bean in salted water until soft.
  2. Add the cooked macaroni in a large salad bowl and top with the black beans, veggies, cheese and the avocado oil.
  3. Pour everything for the dressing in a mason jar and shake to mix well or mix with a fork in a bowl.
  4. Pour the dressing over the pasta, beans and veggies. Toss it gently.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 539Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 51mgSodium 1060mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 10gSugar 8gProtein 24g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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  1. Oh wow, this looks and sounds so healthy and delicious! Definitely going to give it a whirl!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely week.

  2. Yumm…this already sounded good but the dressing really makes it! I’ll have to try this soon! Thanks for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday. I hope we see you again tonight!

  3. This pasta salad sounds great! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & Shared.

  4. Yummy! Some of my favorite flavors right there! Thanks for sharing your recipe at the Family Joy Linkup!