Southwestern Pasta Salad

Wisconsin Cheese Southwestern Pasta Salad Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Monterey Jack can be used in this recipe.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. 
  2. Meanwhile, stir 1 cup yogurt and 2 tablespoons lime juice in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  3. Combine the pasta, black beans, corn and monterey jack in a large bowl.
  4. Whisk the salsa, cilantro, remaining yogurt and lime juice in another large bowl. Pour over pasta mixture; gently toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until serving.
  6. Sprinkle with avocados. Dollop with reserved yogurt mixture.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Renard's Artisan Cheese is a third-generation, family-owned company in Door County, Wisconsin. Master Cheesemaker Chris Renard continues to honor his family’s legacy by perfecting his father’s and grandfather’s recipes while keeping up with the current culinary scene. Chris handcrafts gourmet, award-winning cheeses and flavor profiles, including over 50 flavor-infused specialty cheeses.

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