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Grilled Southwestern Pasta Salad

From Woman's Day | August 1, 2007

Grilled Southwestern Pasta Salad

Photo: Caren Alpert

  • Nutrition Facts
  • Yield 1 Bowl
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 410
  • Total Fat 9g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 38mg
  • Sodium 331mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 65g
  • Dietary Fiber 8g
  • Protein 25g


    • 8 oz multigrain or whole-wheat penne
    • 8 oz lean boneless sirloin steak
    • 1/2 tsp each ground cumin, salt and pepper
    • 3 medium poblano chile peppers, halved and seeded
    • 1 ear fresh corn, husked
    • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced 1/2 in. thick
    • Nonstick spray
    • 2 large ripe tomatoes, cut in bite-size chunks
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1/4 cup lime juice
    • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro


    1. Cook pasta in a large pot of lightly salted water as package directs. Drain; rinse under cold water and drain again. Transfer to a large serving bowl.


    2. Heat outdoor grill. Rub steak with 1/4 tsp each of the cumin, salt and pepper. Coat steak, peppers, corn and onion with nonstick spray.


    3. Grill steak 4 to 6 minutes, turning once, for medium-rare. Remove to cutting board; let stand 5 minutes. Grill peppers, corn and onion 8 to 10 minutes, turning as needed until lightly charred and tender.


    4. Cut peppers and onion into bite-size pieces and cut corn off cob; add to bowl with pasta. Slice steak thinly against the grain and add to bowl.


    5. Add remaining cumin, salt and pepper and remaining ingredients to bowl; toss to mix and coat.

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Posted by Alanna

Portion size

Okay, call me crazy but when the nutrition info. says the serving size is "one bowl" and the recipe doesn't say how many servings it makes - how on earth am I supposed to know how much "one bowl" is?

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Posted by Samuel

Healthy Summer Salad

Okay, I am not a lady, but I can sure enjoy a summer salad like this southwester when I am trying to slim down. Believe it or not, my girlfriend told me to view this recipe, and said if I like it she'll make it for us. i told her this summer salad is so easy, i can do it myself.

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Posted by Susan

Pasta Salad Recipes

it is good to know this pasta salad recipes.
it looks like very tasty and healthy pasta salad recipes.

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