Spicy Ranch Black Bean Salad with Avocado Cilantro and Lime

Ingredients

  • 1 16oz box of bow tie pasta, cooked and cooled
  • 2 cans black beans, drained
  • 1 16oz packet of Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix - Spicy Ranch flavor
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 avocados, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, minced
  • juice of 1 lime

Instructions

To prepare the dressing, combine the milk, mayonnaise and spicy ranch packet in a bowl. Mix really well. Set aside.
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.
When ready to make salad, in a large serving bowl combine the cooked pasta and black beans.
Stir in the prepared dressing mixing well to coat.
Gently fold in the chopped avocados, cilantro and lime juice.
Cover and refrigerate. Chill 30 minutes to thicken.

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