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Tex-Mex Pasta Salad

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1 pound uncooked radiatore pasta (short coiled pasta)
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
2/3 cup water
1 (1.25-ounce) package 40%-less-sodium taco seasoning (such as Old El Paso)
2 cups (8 ounces) preshredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese
2 cups chopped seeded tomato
1 cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 (8-ounce) container reduced-fat sour cream
Salsa (optional)

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Drain and rinse with cold water.

Drain; set aside.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Add garlic; sauté 1 minute.

Add turkey; cook until browned, stirring to crumble.

Stir in water and taco seasoning; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates and the turkey is done, stirring frequently.

Remove from heat; cool slightly.

Combine pasta, turkey mixture, reduced-fat cheese, and next 6 ingredients (through beans) in a large bowl.

Combine lime juice, salt, cumin, and sour cream, stirring until well blended.

Pour over pasta mixture; toss gently to coat.

Serve with salsa, if desired.

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I found this on the Cooking Light website and it is soooo yummy!

(serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)

Nutritional Information

CALORIES 344(30% from fat); FAT 11.4g (sat 5.3g,mono 4.1g,poly 1.4g); PROTEIN 23.4g; CHOLESTEROL 51mg; CALCIUM 193mg; SODIUM 632mg; FIBER 3.6g; IRON 2.9mg; CARBOHYDRATE 38.5g

This does sound really good! Thanks for sharing :)

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