Monday, May 22, 2017

Corn and Black Bean Tortellini Salad

Corn and Black Bean Tortellini Salad is a simple recipe that kicks up the traditional salsa to a whole new level. It's loaded with beans, corn and veggies and tossed with a chile-lime salad dressing to create an absolutely craveworthy recipe that everyone will be raving about!

We are so excited to be partnering with our friends at BUSH’S® Beans to bring you a scrumptious simple recipe with BUSH’S® Black Beans!!!

I keep my pantry stocked with beans because they are so easy to incorporate into everyday meals. As a matter of fact, my daughter's favorite dinners of all time is a skillet with black beans. Having them on hand makes it so easy to toss together a great meal.

With summer rolling around we are already in fresh vegetable mode.  I can't get enough salads right now. One of my favorite fresh combinations are corn and black bean salsa. I decided to take this classic favorite and transform it into a scrumptious potluck hero.

Every year we all find ourselves attending summer parties and potlucks. I know I always want to bring something everyone will love, because who doesn't want everyone fawning over their food? Am.I.Right?

My latest obsession is this corn and black bean tortellini salad. The star of the show are the exceptional black beans and grilled corn on the cob makes the perfect partner to this salad. It is a salad so I have loaded up with my favorite veggies and a simple chile-lime dressing to bring it all together and then I topped it with avocado, cheese, and cilantro.

You could use your own store bought chili-lime dressing but homemade is so easy. I mean who could say no? This salad is absolutely craveworthy!!!

Looking for more inspiration? Check out these black beans recipes here. These Arepas with Black Beans, Mango and Avocado look absolutely amazing. Find them here on Food Network .


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Corn and Black Bean Tortellini Salad

SERVES 8  |  ACTIVE TIME 15 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 15 Minutes

1 (19-ounce) bag frozen cheese tortellini pasta
1 cup chile-lime salad dressing, recipe follows
1 orange bell pepper, cut into bite-size pieces
1 English cucumber, cut into moons (halved and sliced)
1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced
16 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
3 ears grilled corn, cut off the cob
1 (15-ounce) can BUSH’S® Black Beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1 avocado - peeled, pitted and diced (optional)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook tortellini according to directions on the package (do not add salt to the water). Drain. Pour cooked tortellini into a large serving bowl.

Pour dressing over tortellini and gently toss with salad tongs until the hot tortellini is well coated. It will absorb some of the dressing as it sets.

Add the peppers, cucumber, onion, tomatoes, corn, black beans and jalapeno to the bowl. Toss to combine. Top with feta cheese, avocado, and cilantro.

Serve and enjoy.

Chile-Lime Salad Dressing
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoon honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon New Mexico chili powder

In a pint-size mason jar add salad dressing ingredients, shake mason jar until dressing is combined.

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bush's Beans. The opinions and text are all mine.

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