Mexican Macaroni Salad

10 mins Serves 6 A macaroni salad with a Mexican twist! Packed with black beans, fresh tomatoes, jack cheese, fresh corn, and STAR Pitted Ripe Olives Without Liquid, this is the perfect side dish to bring to your next summer BBQ. #STARFineFoods Ingredients: For the Cilantro Vinaigrette: 2 cups packed fresh cilantro leaves, stems removed 1/2 cup STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 clove garlic 1 small shallot, roughly chopped 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1 lime, juiced Salt to taste
For the Macaroni Salad: 1/2 pound elbow macaroni 1 ear shaved fresh corn, husks and silks removed 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup STAR Pitted Ripe Olives Without Liquid 1 cup cubed jack cheese 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes Cilantro vinaigrette Instructions:

Make the vinaigrette. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl of a food processor or high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Add salt to taste. Feel free to use more olive oil if needed to thin the dressing to your desired consistency. Set aside.

Cook the macaroni according to the package directions. Drain and let cool. Add the cooked macaroni to a large bowl. Add the corn, black beans, olives, cheese, and tomatoes to the bowl. Pour desired amount of the vinaigrette on top and mix everything together until well-combined.

Cover the bowl and chill for at least 1 hour. Serve.

Mexican Macaroni Salad

A macaroni salad with a Mexican twist! Packed with black beans, fresh tomatoes, jack cheese, fresh corn, and STAR Pitted Ripe Olives Without Liquid, this is the perfect side dish to bring to your next summer BBQ. #STARFineFoods

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Made of fresh pressed olives with a rich fruity taste and peppery finish. There is no finer olive oil to use with your freshest foods and in recipes where its deliciously robust flavor will enhance the overall taste of your dish.

NAOOA Seal STAR is a long standing member of the NAOOA. STAR’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil bears the NAOOA seal and has been tested to meet or exceed the International Olive Council’s worldwide olive oil industry standards for quality and authenticity.

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Classic Olives

These olives are pitted or whole without any stuffing or extra spices.

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Ingredients

  • For the Cilantro Vinaigrette:
  • 2 cups packed fresh cilantro leaves, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 small shallot, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Salt to taste

  • For the Macaroni Salad:
  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1 ear shaved fresh corn, husks and silks removed
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup STAR Pitted Ripe Olives Without Liquid
  • 1 cup cubed jack cheese
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • Cilantro vinaigrette

Instructions

1

Make the vinaigrette. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl of a food processor or high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Add salt to taste. Feel free to use more olive oil if needed to thin the dressing to your desired consistency. Set aside.

2

Cook the macaroni according to the package directions. Drain and let cool. Add the cooked macaroni to a large bowl. Add the corn, black beans, olives, cheese, and tomatoes to the bowl. Pour desired amount of the vinaigrette on top and mix everything together until well-combined.

3

Cover the bowl and chill for at least 1 hour. Serve.

1

Make the vinaigrette. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl of a food processor or high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Add salt to taste. Feel free to use more olive oil if needed to thin the dressing to your desired consistency. Set aside.

2

Cook the macaroni according to the package directions. Drain and let cool. Add the cooked macaroni to a large bowl. Add the corn, black beans, olives, cheese, and tomatoes to the bowl. Pour desired amount of the vinaigrette on top and mix everything together until well-combined.

3

Cover the bowl and chill for at least 1 hour. Serve.

Recipe developed by: http://eat-drink-love.com/

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Serves: 6

In This Recipe

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Made of fresh pressed olives with a rich fruity taste and peppery finish. There is no finer olive oil to use with your freshest foods and in recipes where its deliciously robust flavor will enhance the overall taste of your dish.

NAOOA Seal STAR is a long standing member of the NAOOA. STAR’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil bears the NAOOA seal and has been tested to meet or exceed the International Olive Council’s worldwide olive oil industry standards for quality and authenticity.

Learn More Buy Now

Classic Olives

These olives are pitted or whole without any stuffing or extra spices.

Learn More Buy Now

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