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Grape Tomatoes are so Cute

Mexican Pasta Salad

1 pound of rotini pasta, cooked

Mix with dressing (recipe below)

1 cup Ranch dressing mixed with:
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 cups grape tomatoes
1 cup shredded Mexican Blend cheese
2 green onions, including tops, sliced
19 oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
6 oz black olives, halved
4.5 oz chopped green chiles, drained

Mix well and chill.


  1. That looks yummy, grape-cherry-plum tomatoes are lovely! And if it wasn't for the olives I'd devour this salad immediately:)