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Spicy Ranch Black Bean Salad with Avocado Cilantro and Lime

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Spicy Ranch Black Bean Salad with Avocado Cilantro and Lime

This super easy, but truly delicious Spicy Ranch Black Bean Salad with Avocado Cilantro and Lime is AMAZING.

The perfect cold pasta salad!

Are you a Mexican Food fan?

We are and we truly enjoy creating our own version of Mexican favorites.

That’s what we did with this cold pasta salad.

This delicious Spicy Ranch Black Bean Salad with Avocado Cilantro and Lime compliments any meal perfectly!

Plus the whole family loves it. We’ll get to that in a second.

Spicy Ranch Black Bean Salad with Avocado Cilantro and Lime

As it is, this is perfect for any summer bbq or potluck to feed a crowd.

I love it when I can find or create a recipe that stretches far enough to feed a crowd.

This is one of those flavorful pasta salads that tastes amazing served nice and cold, but can also be served warm if that is how you like it.

It’s a family favorite around here and I’m often asked to bring it to events.

Plus, it’s super easy and only requires a handful of easy to find ingredients which makes it a real winner in our book.

Spicy Ranch Black Bean Salad with Avocado Cilantro and Lime

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You will be so glad you made this for any event or dinner or summer bbq.

It is terrific on its own with some burgers or steak, or paired with other fun Mexican dishes.

Spicy Ranch Black Bean Salad with Avocado Cilantro and Lime

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It’s perfect for summer, pool parties, BBQs and so much more.

So much flavor in every bite!

Spicy Ranch Black Bean Salad with Avocado Cilantro and Lime

Spicy Ranch Black Bean Salad with Avocado Cilantro and Lime

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz box of bow tie pasta, cooked and cooled
  • 2 cans black beans, drained
  • 1 16 oz packet of Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix - Spicy Ranch flavor
  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, minced
  • juice of 1 lime

Instructions

  1. To prepare the dressing, combine the milk, mayonnaise and spicy ranch packet in a bowl. Mix really well. Set aside.
  2. Prepare pasta according to package directions and allow to cool. To cool quicker, place pasta in strainer and run cool water over pasta for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. When ready to make salad, in a large serving bowl combine the cooked pasta and black beans.
  4. Stir in the prepared dressing mixing well to coat.
  5. Gently fold in the chopped avocados, cilantro and lime juice.
  6. Cover and refrigerate. Chill 30 minutes to thicken.

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