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Mexican Street Corn Chicken Pasta Salad

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This super easy Mexican Street Corn Chicken Pasta Salad is the perfect summer staple main dish or side dish recipe. Healthy, delicious, and full of flavor!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups shredded chicken rotisserie chicken works well
  • 3 cups cooked bowtie pasta noodles or another short noodle
  • 2 ears of corn
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled cotija or queso fresco cheese
  • Dressing

  • 1/3 cup light mayo
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside. 
  • Brush corn with oil and season with salt to taste. Grill over medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes, turning throughout, until kernels begin to char. Allow to cool slightly before using a sharp knife to cut kernels from the cobs. 
  • In a large bowl combine spinach, chicken, pasta, grilled corn, avocados, cilantro, onions, and cheese. Pour dressing over the top and toss to combine. Serve immediately. 
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