Friday, August 31, 2012

A Tablespoon of Geek: Mexican Vegerarian Pasta Salad

Well I am a day late on my cooking segment and I apologize for that it was because I was sick yesterday. Trust me I tried to type up a post yesterday but I was so tired from illness and the words did not seem to flow in a way that I liked. I may have gotten three paragraphs poorly written before I finally threw in the towel and took a nap to try an feel better.

OK so last week was the last “Cooking Concoctions” post ever and the polls officially closed yesterday for voting on the new name. It seems it was a very close race but in the end it looks like “A Spoonful of Geek” came out on top. It is now time for us to say farewell to the “Cooking Concoctions” it had a good run but it is time for it punch it’s last time card and graciously retire.

So this week is my Mexican Vegetarian Pasta Salad

For this recipe you will need for serving four
1 pound or 4 cups of pasta (I used Conchiglie a.k.a. shells)
2 cups of corn
1 Red pepper Chopped
¾ cup of green onions diced
½ can of black beans drained
1 cup of mozzarella
1 cup of cheddar
1 cup of ranch dressing
Taco seasoning (or Mexican seasonings of your choice)

Step one is to bring a large pot of water to a boil and then cook the pasta. To be honest aside from the chopping and cutting this is the most challenging part of the whole process. Once the pasta is cooked to your liking and the pot is drained, re add the pasta to the pot and pour in cold water.  Drain the pasta and place in a large serving bowl.

Now mix in the vegetables and beans until it is well mixed together, than mix in the ranch dressing and the spices and seasonings. If you wash your hands you can have fun mixing all of this together with your bare hands, let your inner kid get a little messy. Once this is thoroughly mixed together add in the cheeses and you are ready to serve.
I initially wanted to use Wagon wheels for this recipe but I could not find any at the store and it made me disappointed. I really felt that the Wagon wheel past would give this Mexican Pasta Salad a real western feel, maybe one day if I can find the wheel pasta I will redo this recipe.

Omg look at this it appears that a certain powerful master jedi joined us for this delightful meal. One Mr Yoda decided that he would like to partake in my delightful pasta dish. I hope that he enjoyed my cooking but he didn't say a whole lot about it, that might be because he is a toy but who can be sure about it

Well this is the first post of the new cooking section of my blog A Tablespoon of Geek, give this a try.

Sincerely Urban Yeti


  1. Looks super yummy!

  2. it was super delicious my wife and I both had to go back for seconds