Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fiesta Ranch Pasta

I'm always looking for a new twist on Pasta salad for BBQs and misc.lucks.  I stumbled across this recipe, and it sounded like it was right up my alley.  It's a tasty treat, fun for a picnic on the 4th, and it feeds a crowd, as in, perhaps most of the armed forces.  Win!  Win!
The original recipe comes from butterwithaside.
Fiesta Ranch Chicken Pasta
Pasta:  package of spiral pasta, 3 boneless chicken breast (seasoned and diced or 1 rotisserie chicken), 1 packages of taco season mix, 1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed), 1 can of kidney beans (drained and rinsed), 1 pkg frozen corn, 1 onion (chopped), 1 can of sliced black olives (drained), 2 cups of cheddar or Mexican blend cheese, 2 tomatoes (chopped)
Dressing:  2 cups of mayo, 1 cup of buttermilk, 1 pkg of fiesta ranch dip (they sell this by the dry salad dressings)
Fritoes for serving.
Instructions:  Cook and drain pasta according to pkg instructions.  Add all the salad ingredients.  Mix the dressing ingredients and toss with the pasta.  Right before serving, toss with Fritoes (corn chips).