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A simple and fun way to create a Mexican fiesta salad.



  • 2 cups penne pasta, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup whole kernel corn, frozen
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves, snipped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 medium plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese



  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, adding the corn the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain pasta and corn. Rinse with cold water; drain again.
  2. In a small bowl stir together sour cream, salsa, cilantro and lime juice. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine pasta mixture, black beans, tomatoes, zucchini and cheese. Pour dressing over pasta mixture. Toss lightly to coat. Serve immediately, or if desired, cover and chill.


Nutrition Facts    
Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe    
Servings Per Recipe: 4    
Amount Per Serving    
Calories 399   Calories from fat 63
    % Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 522mg 22%
Carbohydrate 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 10g 39%
Protein 19g 37%
Vitamin A   15%
Vitamin C   31%
Folacin   8%
Calcium   13%
Iron   4%
Potassium   10%
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