I realize you could just hop over to the Foodbuzz site to see all of these recipes, but like any proud parent, I am posting the recipes here, too. Notice that all three salads are in the same bowl. I am not sure what I was thinking, except that it's a pretty color. It didn't occur to me that I was being redundant.
This salad was truly inspired. It is amazing.
Fiesta Pasta Salad
12 ounce package farfalle or rigatoni pasta
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 jar Newman's Own medium salsa
1 small can sliced black olives
3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 cup mayonnaise
½ tsp salt
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
In a large bowl, combine the pasta, cheese, Newman's Own salsa, black olives, cilantro, mayonnaise and salt.
Refrigerate until cold. Note: the flavor gets better the longer you wait until serving.
Warm Honey Mustard Potato Salad
Ingredients:4 14 ounce cans sliced potatoes, drained and rinsed¼ cup chopped green onion¾ cup pre-cooked bacon, crumbled1 cup Newman's Own Light Honey Mustard Vinaigrette½ tsp salt¼ tsp garlic powder1 Tbsp dried parsley
In a microwave safe bowl, combine the potatoes, green onion and bacon.
In a small bowl, combine the Newman's Own Light Honey Mustard Vinaigrette , garlic powder and the salt.
Pour the dressing mixture over the potatoes and microwave for 4 minutes or until warmed through, but not hot. Serve.
Black Bean Salad
Ingredients:2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained1 can diced tomatoes, drained1 16 ounce package frozen corn, rinsed with warm water to clear any ice1 orange bell pepper, diced4 green onions, chopped3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped½ tsp salt2/3 cup Newman's Own Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing2 small limes½ tsp cumin
Note: flavors will get better if left in the fridge for half an hour before serving.
In a large bowl, combine beans, tomatoes, corn, bell pepper, green onions and cilantro.
In a smaller bowl, combine salt, dressing, juice of 2 limes and cumin.
Pour dressing mixture over bean mixture. Toss and serve.