Not Your Abuela’s ‘Chorizo’ Pasta Salad

Makes 10 cups of pasta salad
Equipment Needed: large pot, strainer, sheet tray, cutting board, knife, large mixing bowl

This ain’t your abuela’s pasta salad*! Loaded up with spicy ‘chorizo’, black beans, roasted corn, tomato, avocado and red onions, this dish packs a punch and is sure to make you legendary at the next potluck.
*If your abuela has crazy-good taste, this might be similar to her pasta salad.


  • 1 package El Capitán ‘Chorizo’ Crumbles
  • 1/2 lb pasta – we used macaroni noodles
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 red onion, small diced
  • 1 oz – fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 lb frozen corn
  • 1/2 lb cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 T cumin
  • 1 cup vegan mayo
  • 1 medium avocado, smashed
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

The How-To

  1. Coat corn and cherry tomatoes in oil (we used extra virgin olive oil), cumin, salt and pepper.  Roast in oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
  2. Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions. Set aside to cool.
  3. Fry chorizo in oil over medium high heat until brown and crispy.
  4. Combine cooked pasta, black beans, red onion, cilantro, roasted corn and tomatoes, and chorizo, vegan mayo, smashed avocado, and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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