My niece Liz is really into canning. Recently, she made pickles and
salsa and gave me some.
Both were great and I recommend each.
I've made
this recipe before but not using her salsa. I hope you like it.


Mexican penne salad serves 4
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8 oz, penne pasta 1 tsp ground cumin
1 cup salsa 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans
1/2 cup Italian dressing 1 cup frozen peas
1 tsp dried basil 1/2 sweet red pepper, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped 1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup chopped green olives 1/2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp lime juice plum tomatoes
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Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and cool. Put the pasta in a
large bowl, add the
remaining ingredients except for the tomatoes and combine
well. Chill. Before serving, add a few slices of the plum tomatoes to each serving.