Mexican Pasta Salad

I have always loved corn on the cob. When I was a kid we had a large garden and corn was one of the best parts. I still love it and find it irresistable when I see it roasted at boardwalks and fairs. Something so simple and it tastes so great. For this recipe I cut the corn off the cob and roast it in a skillet. Frozen corn will work well too,prefer white corn if it’s frozen. The kernels are a bit softer.

Mexican Pasta Salad
  • one pound cooked spiral pasta
  • 2 ears corn on cob or 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 jalapenos seeded and diced
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 2 limes juiced
  • olive oil (to coat pasta)
  • Bunch of Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Cotija Cheese
  1. Put pasta in a cold water bath, then drain in a strainer.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over pasta so it doesn't stick together.
  3. Roast the corn, jalapenos and scallion in a pan on medium heat with a tablespoon oil. Stir and cook until corn is golden.
  4. Add to large bowl: pasta, corn, jalapenos, scallions, drained beans, cilantro and juice of limes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Before serving add Mexican Cotija Cheese.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Subscribe to Created by Diane

don't forget to confirm email sent and enjoy every recipe


  1. 1
    Chris@ Life of a Modern Housewife says:

    This looks so good! Perfect side!!

  2. 2

    This looks fantastic! I love the idea of the roasted corn and jalapenos mixed into a pasta salad.

  3. 3

    This pasta salad looks great! I love all those Southwestern flavors thrown into this pasta salad….yum!

  4. 4

    Diane – this sounds like the perfect hot weather pasta salad! i’ve never tried Cotija cheese before, but I’ve seen it in Mexican corn recipes. Will have to see if I can find some in one of our local supermarkets.

    • 5

      Jeanette, I LOVE Cotija cheese it’s like the Mexican version of feta, it crumbles. But it’s not tangy or salty :)


  1. […] love pasta salad and have shared many varieties like… Mexican Pasta Salad, Luau Pasta Salad, Lemon Pasta Salad with Feta Cheese, Pesto Pasta Salad, and Strawberry Lime & […]

  2. […] of the ingredients. Looking for a new pasta salad? Here are three of my favorites: BLT Pasta Salad, Mexican Pasta Salad, and Pesto Pasta […]


Rate this recipe: