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Easy Oil Free Salsa Pasta Salad

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8-10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 10 Cups 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegan


This Easy Oil Free Salsa Pasta Salad is a quick and flavorful pasta salad that will have your taste buds singing!



Base Ingredients:

  • 1 – [ 15.5 oz. jar ] mild chunky salsa (1 ½ cups) *
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Spice/Herb Ingredients:

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
  • 1 teaspoon regular chili powder (+/-) *
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried coriander (+/-)

Salad Ingredients:

  • ½ cup corn
  • 1 cup cooked pinto beans, drained, rinsed *
  • 1 to 1 ½ cups mini cucumbers, small dice *
  • 1 red bell pepper, small dice
  • ½ cup red onion, diced

Other Ingredients:

  • 8 to 10 oz. elbow macaroni

Optional Toppings:

  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Sprinkle Tajin Seasoning *
  • Avocadoes, small dice


  1. Cook the elbow macaroni according to package directions, rinse well with cold water, set aside.
  2. Place the Base Ingredients and Herb/Spice Ingredients into a bowl, mix well to combine.
  3. Place all the Salad Ingredients and cooked macaroni into a large bowl, then add the Salsa Mix, toss well. Set aside for 15 minutes to allow the pasta to absorb the flavors.
  4. Serve with a sprinkle freshly chopped cilantro, Tajin, or chopped avocado to individual servings.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Servings:  Makes 10 cups