Elevate your mealtime with a fiesta of flavors in our Taco Pasta Salad. This innovative dish combines the zestiness of tacos with the comfort of pasta, creating a festive and delightful culinary experience that’s perfect for any occasion.
12 ounces whole-wheat penne
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
2 avocados, chopped
1/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup thinly sliced red onion
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
⅓ cup salsa
¼ cup hung curd
¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons lime juice
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon chili powder
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water; transfer to a large bowl. Stir in chicken, tomatoes, avocados, cheese, onion and cilantro.
- Whisk salsa, hung curd, sour cream, lime juice, salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder in a small bowl.
- Add to the pasta mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, for 30 minutes or up to 1 hour. Garnish with additional cilantro and serve.
Taco Pasta Salad offers vitamin C from vegetables for immune support and potential antioxidants, while lean protein sources like chicken or beans contribute vitamin B12 for energy metabolism and protein utilization, enhancing its nutritional value.
Calories: ~ 329 kcal
Carbohydrates: ~ 26g
Fat: ~ 12g