Yield
Makes 4 to 6 servings

Notes: Start heating water for pasta in a covered pan before assembling the rest of the ingredients. This salad can be served as a hot entrée by simply omitting the cooling step for the cooked pasta.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta, uncovered, in 3 to 4 quarts boiling water until tender to bite, about 12 minutes. Drain, then rinse with cold water until cool; drain well.

Step 2

While pasta cooks, chop the green onions and Roma tomatoes. Stem, seed, and mince jalapeños. Stem, seed, and cut the bell pepper into thin, short slivers.

Step 3

In a large bowl, combine the pasta, onions, tomatoes, jalapeños, bell pepper, cilantro, and beans. Add the vinegar, oil, and cheese; mix well. Transfer to a serving platter. If desired, add salt to taste.

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