Fall is about comfort foods and this Creamy Mexican Pasta Salad is a comforting, creamy and smoky dish that's bursting with flavor and texture! First, you get creaminess and depth, as well as smokiness and and a hint of sweet from the sun dried tomato dressing. Then you get freshness from the tomatoes and a burst of sweet from the corn. Finally a bite from the scallion and cilantro. It's the perfect comfort side dish or add beef, chicken or shrimp and call it a meal!
Cook your pasta according to package instructions. Then cool in the fridge.
Dice the tomatoes
If your Sun Dried tomatoes are purchased dry, then soak them in hot water to rehydrate for at least 30 minutes. If they are already in oil, no need to do this. Rough chop the sun dried tomatoes so they blend easier.
Chop the cilantro. Slice the scallions. Thaw and cool the corn kernels if frozen.
To a mini food processor or blender, add the mayonnaise, sour cream, sun dried tomatoes, taco seasoning. Blend. Taste for salt and add as desired (some taco seasonings have more salt than others).
In a large mixing bowl, add the pasta, corn, tomato, cilantro, scallion, and dressing.
Fold all ingredients together to combine. Taste again for salt and add to taste. Enjoy!
If you are having this as a side dish, you will obviously get more servings from it. However, if you add some grilled Chicken, or ground beef, or shredded pork, or grilled shrimp, you can have this as a meal! If served as a meal, you may only get 4 servings.