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I am a huge fan of Cafe Rio Salads. I really could eat one every day if my budget allowed. The creamy cilantro dressing is probably my favorite dressing. I love the flavors and saw on their menu awhile back they had a pasta salad. I didn’t have the heart to not order my regular Shredded Pork Salad but thought I could try and recreate a pasta salad with all of the flavors of Cafe Rio that I love. The result was such an awesome combination! This pasta salad is a complete meal, filled with whole wheat pasta, chicken, black beans, avocado, tomatoes, corn, all smothered in an amazing cilantro dressing. This salad was such a nice meal to make the other night when it was super hot and I didn’t want to turn on my oven. I used the grilled chicken from my freezer (as you can tell, I love that trick!) and so the part of this recipe that took the longest was boiling the noodles. Once they were tender you just throw everything together and you have a delicious dinner everyone will love! My kids are huge fans of pasta and gobbled this salad right up. I had to save me a tupperware for lunch leftovers the next day. I can’t wait for you to try this salad, you are going to love it!! Let me know what you think 🙂

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