Southern layered pasta salad

Makes: 6 Servings

8oz Medium Shells, Elbow Macaroni or other medium pasta shape, uncooked
2 tbsps vegetable oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
salt to taste
1 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 11oz can whole kernel corn, drained
1 red bell pepper, seeds and ribs removed, cut into strips
3/4 cup sliced green onions
1 2 1/4oz can sliced black olives, drained
3/4 cup non-fat mayonnaise
1/2 cup non-fat sour cream
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsps hot or mild salsa
2 tbsps minced fresh cilantro

1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
2. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain again.
3. Toss with oil and sprinkle with cumin.
4. Salt to taste.
5. Layer pasta, beans, corn, bell pepper, green onions and olives in a 2 ½ – 3 qt straight sided glass
6. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, sour cream and salsa; mix well.
7. Spread mixture evenly over top of pasta, sealing to edge of bowl.
8. Sprinkle with cilantro.
9. Cover bowl tightly and chill over night.

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