One of the things I love most about writing this food blog is that I get to try foods I’ve never had before. So when Hodgson Mill sent me boxes of their new Whole Wheat pasta to experiment with for their Summer Pastabilities contest, I couldn’t wait to start playing with it!
I have to admit that up to this point, I haven’t been a huge fan of whole grain pastas and I’ve tried quite a few – they were either tough or doughy or just downright unappealing so I was a little skeptical. But this Mexican Pasta Salad is different – tender and flavorful, with just a hint of nuttiness – in short, it’s delicious!!
After narrowing down my ideas I decided to try my hand at a pasta salad – another dish that isn’t always high on my “favorites” list despite the fact that I love pasta. My objection? For the most part I’ve found them to be bland and well.. boring, which is a shame, since pasta salads are perfect for summer eating and are a great choice for picnics, barbeques and potlucks.
Since I love the flavors of chile, lime and tomatoes I thought that would be a great base to start from – and if my “taste testers” are to be believed, I was right. To add a bit more flavor, I roasted corn, tomatoes and peppers and then added a little avocado and sliced green onion, finishing it all off with a zesty lime and chile dressing . Now this is a mexican pasta salad!!!
If you like this pasta salad and have a few minutes, I’d truly appreciate it if you’d pop on over to Pinterest and “like” my pasta salad!
I was compensated by Hodgson Mill for this recipe but as always, all opinions stated are entirely my own.