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A Delicious Mexican Pasta Salad for a Crowd

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  • How to cook a pasta salad. Zesty Mexican Pasta Salad - Step 1
    Step 1

    In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. About 8 minutes. Rinse the pasta in cold water to cool.

  • How to cook a pasta salad. Zesty Mexican Pasta Salad - Step 2
    Step 2

    Season shrimp with 1/2 tsp of Mexican seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. Heat a large non-stick skillet until it is hot. Add 1 tbsp of Avocado oil and heat. Add shrimp to hot oil and sautee until pink and cooked through. About 1 minute per side. Be careful not to overcook as the shrimp will become chewy. Set aside to cool.

  • Step 3

    Add the orange, lemon and lime zest and juice, minced garlic, honey, red pepper flakes, the remaining Mexican seasoning and olive oil to a large lidded jar. Shake well to thoroughly combine all ingredients.

  • Step 4

    In a large bowl Combine the black beans, corn, bell peppers, onions and tomatoes. Add the pasta, shrimp and dressing mix and toss to combine.

  • Step 5

    Chill in the fridge until ready to serve. When ready to serve, gently fold in the avocado and cilantro.

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