Mexican Pasta Salad is one of our new family favourites – it’s super easy to make and easy to adapt to whatever you have in the house that needs using up…
Last Summer, I made the most amazing homemade potato salad – in fact. I’m pretty sure that I called it the best potato salad you’d ever taste at the time and I still stand by that claim! 😂 I was making a batch of it last week and when I realised that I had a bit of the mayo and sour cream sauce mix leftover so I decided to try and make some sort of spicy pasta using some leftover pasta that I had in the fridge.
I added some tinned sweetcorn and peas, leftover ham, some sliced jalapenos and some Mexican seasoning, gave it all a good stir and popped it in the fridge for an hour just to let the flavours infuse and then served it alongside the potato salad, some homemade coleslaw and some burgers and it was perfect.
The mayo and the sour cream mixture is just super versatile and because we liked this Mexican spicy pasta so much, we changed our meal plan for last week. So, the night I was planning on making a Nandos fakeaway, we (meaning me) cooked up the chicken with the Nandos seasoning and some pasta mid-afternoon between work calls and let them cool. When it came to putting tea together I just switched out the sweetcorn and Mexican seasoning and added in the sliced Nandos flavoured chicken and some finely chopped green peppers which I had been planning on using in the Nandos Spicy Rice that I always make when we have a fakeaway Nandos. It was lovely and definitely one I’ll be making again although I must admit that the Mexican pasta salad did just beat it for flavour.
Mexican Pasta Salad is our favourite way to use up leftovers! It's is perfect to take along to a BBQ if you don't want to go along empty-handed but it's equally perfect to make for lunch for the family. It's super flexible as you can switch up the ingredients depending on what you have in! I'd say it serves six as a side dish and 3/4 as a lunch.
Mexican Pasta Salad is our favourite way to use up leftovers! It's is perfect to take along to a BBQ if you don't want to go along empty-handed but it's equally perfect to make for lunch for the family. It's super flexible as you can switch up the ingredients depending on what you have in!
I'd say it serves six as a side dish and 3/4 as a lunch.
And don’t forget to have a go at making my life-changing potato salad recipe:
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