Zesty Salsa Pasta Salad

Zesty Salsa Pasta Salad

This is one my favorite pasta salads. It has tons of flavor and it’s healthy for you.


  • 2 cups whole grain elbow pasta (or any bite sized pasta)
  • 1 onion, chopped (I prefer scallions in this dish)
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 fresh jalapenos, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jar hearts of palm, sliced
  • 1 jar baby corn, sliced
  • 3/4 cup Kraft Zesty Italian dressing (make your own by whisking together oil, vinegar, and lemon juice)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • salt and pepper


1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.

2. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, season with salt and pepper, and voila!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. nancy says:

    Hello, I’ve try your new Zesty Salsa Pasta Salad i really enjoy it but the kids did not like it very much they said i over did it with the homemade dressing all u said was whisk together olive oil, vinegar, and lemon Juice and that’s what i did. You did not state how much so that’s what i had mess up on, but other than that everything els was great. Thank you for sharing all your yummy Danial Fast recipes

    1. admin says:

      If you are making your own dressing, it’s one part oil to one part acid, either lemon or vinegar or 1/2 of each. Modify the recipe to suit your own taste buds 🙂

  2. Hope says:

    You are not supposed to vinegar, so use only the lemon juice

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