Give me some spice tonight! This morning was a hectic one. I practically ran out the door, coffee in hand. Grabbed some Pita Pit for lunch…yummy. And raced home in hopes I could get some additional stuff done. Looks like there’s just not enough hours in the day…
But for dinner! I decided to really turn up the heat with this spicy Mexican Pasta Salad. I automatically knew that I wanted to do a pasta dish, but when I started, had no idea I would cook this delectable guy up.
|2 Cups Whole Wheat Penne Pasta||3/4 Cup Frozen Corn|
|1/2 Cup Non-Fat Greek Yogurt||1/3 Cup Hot Chucnky Salsa|
|3/4 Cup Black Beans, drained||1 Medium Tomato|
1. Boil the pasta and when it is about cooked, add in the frozen corn, stirring occasionally. While the pasta is cooking, in a small bowl, mix the greek yogurt and the salsa.
2. When the pasta is cooked, mix the pasta, chopped tomato, corn and black beans in a medium sized bowl. Top with the dressing.
And you are done! It’s really that easy! Some other topping that you can consider putting into the pasta mix as well:
|1/2 Cup Cubed or Shredded Cheddar Cheese||1 Chopped Zucchini|
|1 Tablespoon Lime Juice||1 Tablespoon Cilantro|
|1 Medium Chopped Green Pepper||1 Medium Chopped Red Pepper|
Let your mind go wild, or just throw in what you have sitting in your fridge. If you aren’t a huge fan of spicy foods, substitute a mild or medium chunky salsa instead. I love spicy foods, so hot salsa it was. The pictures don’t do the pasta much justice. Pasta with a cream sauce is really difficult to make pretty!
This meal will probably take you about 20 minutes to make, and you can get a good 4 servings out of it. Definitely enough for some leftovers for me.
I didn’t end up getting my butt to the gym this morning and my knee is feeling a bit off today…so I did a quick elliptical workout. It really made the time go by fast.
To break it down…It’s 30 seconds for the resting steps at resistance 8 and 10. Then 1 full minute for the high anaerobic resistance at 14.
Now for some tea, and a but more computer work….MER.
What’s your favorite type of pasta?? Is it spicy, cheesy or tomatoey???
I’m a big fan of all types! Not really an answer but I can’t seem to get enough of raviolis!