This salad includes green chilli peppers from a jar. They're hard to find but really add to the taste. The fresh coriander dressing can be used on other salads - it's delicious!
My husband loves this salad and repeatedly asks me to make it. I omit the olives and green chilies and add only 2 teaspoons of white sugar. I also add just one teaspoon of chili powder since 1 tablespoon is way too spicy for us. Adding a can each of dark red kidney beans and whole kernel corn and using a red onion makes the salad even more attractive. If it weren't for the adjustments I've had to make on my own, this salad is definitely worthy of 5 stars. Its a keeper in my house! - 04 Aug 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I was looking for a low-calorie pasta salad. This was the lowest I found and it sounded different. I was hesitant about only using 2 cups of dry pasta but it turned out to be plenty. I did add about 1/2 cup extra fresh cilantro to the salad. After letting it chill/marinade in the fridge for a few hours I've tasted it and think I will also add a finely diced jalapeno for some spice. It tastes really good now but I think I would enjoy the flavor of a jalapeno. Very good recipe. - 24 May 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This is such a great recipe for those work related potluck/BBQ's. I never have any to bring home!! - 04 Jun 2000 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)