Tex-Mex Pasta Salad Recipe
1 pound uncooked radiatore pasta (short coiled pasta)
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey or chicken
2/3 cup water
1 (1.25-ounce) package 40%-less-sodium taco seasoning
2 cups (8 ounces) preshredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese
2 cups chopped seeded tomato
1 cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (8-ounce) container reduced-fat sour cream
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain; set aside.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute.
Add turkey/chicken; cook until browned, stirring to crumble.
Stir in water and taco seasoning; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates and the turkey is done, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
Combine pasta, turkey/chicken mixture, reduced-fat cheese, and next 6 ingredients (through beans) in a large bowl.
Combine lime juice, salt, cumin, and sour cream, stirring until well blended.
Pour over pasta mixture; toss gently to coat.
Serve with salsa, if desire