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a bowl of chipotle corn past salad surrounded by cilantro leaves
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Chipotle Corn Pasta Salad

Brighten up your summer with our chipotle corn pasta salad. Made with simple ingredients like noodles, corn, bell peppers, and chipotle, this smoky spicy pasta salad is perfect for BBQs, potlucks, and more!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: agave chipotle corn, chipotle corn, chipotle corn pasta, chipotle corn pasta salad, chipotle corn salad, corn pasta, corn pasta salad, pasta salad, spicy corn pasta salad, spicy pasta salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 408kcal

Equipment

  • medium-sized pot
  • large-sized pot
  • tongs
  • cast iron skillet
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cup
  • blender or food processor
  • large bowl

Ingredients

Corn Pasta Salad

  • 8 oz fusilli pasta (or similar shape)
  • 2 ears corn
  • 1 yellow, orange, or red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 scallions sliced
  • 12 oz small tomatoes sliced
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Chipotle Lime Dressing

Instructions

  • Add water to a medium-sized and large-sized pot and bring to a boil. In the medium-sized pot, add a generous amount of salt and cook the pasta according to package instructions. In the large pot, add two ears of shucked corn and boil for 8 minutes. Drain and rinse the pasta once fully cooked, add to a large bowl and refrigerate to cool for about 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add all of the ingredients for the chipotle lime dressing into a blender or food processor and process until combined
  • Once the corn is cooked, remove with tongs and heat a seasoned cast-iron skillet. Char the ears of corn for a few minutes each all the way around the cob. Add to the fridge to cool.
  • Once the pasta is cool, remove from the refrigerator and add the dressing. Use tongs to lightly move the dressing around ensuring an even coat. If the dressing is too thick, add a tablespoon or so of water to thin it out to get more coverage.
  • Remove corn from the refrigerator. It's ok if they're still a little warm so long as you can handle them. Carefully remove the corn from the cob and add to the pasta along with the chopped scallions, tomato, bell pepper, and cilantro. Generously season with salt and pepper and serve.

Notes

Nutrition is an estimate and does not include salt or optional ingredients.  
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 283g | Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 450mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 2620IU | Vitamin C: 73mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg