Mexican Macaroni Salad with Chipotle Sauce Dressing

October 3, 2014Holly Sosa

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While I am not a Latina myself, my husband is half & our children all have Latin roots; so cooking authentic meals or with authentic ingredients weaved into meals for my family that connects them with their heritage is important to me. I want them to feel connected to their culture & the best way I know how to help with that is through my love language: food. That means becoming familiar with (& loving!) Latin food.

Since my kids are all halfsies of two strong cultures, I thought a fun recipe to create would be a classic American recipe for macaroni salad combined with authentic Mexican ingredients using La Morena products to create a Mexican macaroni salad was pretty clever. #VivaLaMorena

This Mexican Macaroni salad is flavorful, a little spicy, & oh so delicious. You can also easily adjust the spice level based on your preference. The Sosa family loves our spice, so we go a little heavy with the chipotle sauce. Ohhhhh, chipotleeeeee, how weee looovvveeee theeeeee. So much, in fact, that I made a GIF dedicated just to chipotle sauce.

INGREDIENTS (adapted from The Pioneer Woman)

  • elbow macaroni (one pound, cooked per directions on box, drained, & rinsed in cold water)
  • one can (15 oz) yellow corn (drained)
  • one can (15 oz) black beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup chopped black olives
  • four Roma tomatoes (chopped)
  • cilantro (chopped)
  • La Morena sliced jalapeños (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup La Morena chipotle sauce
  • one cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • two limes (juiced)
  • salt & pepper (to taste)

  • In a medium bowl, combine La Morena chipotle sauce, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, cumin, limes, salt, & pepper until well mixed. This is where you’ll add more or less chipotle sauce to your preference. I use just about an entire can of La Morena chipotle sauce in mine! Set aside. In a large bowl, add the macaroni, corn, beans, olives, tomatoes, cilantro, & jalapeños & give it a good stir or two just to start mixing everything together. Next, add about half of your dressing & toss the salad together until it’s nicely coated. Go ahead & give it a taste. Just try not to dive in, I dare ya! Ha! Add more dressing to your liking. If you’re anything like me, you’ll pour that entire bowl over it. I love my salad dressings, can you tell? You can add more cilantro & jalapeños over the top just before serving for a lovely colored & festive looking dish that adds Latin flavor to any get together!
This Mexican Macaroni Salad is just bursting with flavorful ingredients that explode on your tongue with each bite. It’s also such a pretty salad, isn’t it? Look at all those colors & textures. It’s a work of art if I do say so myself. And I do! Ha!
La Morena products are among my favorite to use when creating authentic Latin recipes for my family. Find more about La Morena’s products via their Facebook page. Don’t forget to like them for the latest updates, recipes, & news. You can find La Morena products at your local Food4Less, which is exactly where I picked up mine along with the other ingredients needed to create this delicious macaroni salad.
What is your favorite Hispanic recipe to create? With Hispanic heritage month in full swing, now is a perfect time to whip up an authentic recipe for your family. I’d love to hear about your traditions in the comments below!



    October 6, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    waooo, I love the ingredient combinations, I love this dish and I will definitely add these ingredients to my recipe. #client

  • Holly Sosa

    October 7, 2014 at 4:51 AM

    Girl, it’s a flavor explosion! Let me know if you try it!

  • theklb

    October 9, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Where can I find the nutritional information about this dish? Thank you.

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