Mr. Food Taco Pasta Salad

Total Time
35mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
15 mins

This recipe, from Art Ginsberg, who is Mr. Food, is a delicious -- and healthful -- variation of a popular Southwest salad. All the ingredients of the traditional taco salad are here, with the addition of pasta to make a scrumptous whole-meal salad. So-o-o good, as Mr. Food says, for pot-lucks, too.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse with cold water and dain well. Place in large bowl.
  2. Brown the beef in a large skillet, stirring to break up clumps, until no pink remains. Drain off the fat and add the taco seasoning mix and water. Stir; bring to a boil. reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, approximately 10 minutes. Drain.
  3. Toss pasta gently with beef mixture, tomato, onion, cheese and olives. Add taco sauce or salsa; mix gently.
  4. Serve on a bed of shredded lettuce topped with avocado and crushed corn chips. Serve warm or chilled.