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Taco Salad


Taco Salad

Taco Salad

Add more fire to this quick-and-easy salad by substituting hot for mild salsa.

Yield

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

3 ounces uncooked radiatore pasta, cooked
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup chopped seeded tomato
1 can (about 4 ounces) diced mild green chilies, drained
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup mild or medium chunky salsa
1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Preparation

  1. Combine pasta, corn, tomato, chilies, onion, olives and cilantro in large bowl. Combine salsa and chili powder in small bowl until well blended. Pour over pasta mixture; toss to coat. Cover; refrigerate 2 hours.

Health Note

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Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 3/4 cup salad
Sodium 471 mg
Protein 3 g
Fiber 2 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Saturated Fat <1 g
Total Fat 2 g
Calories from Fat 16 %
Calories 84

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1

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