Cook the pasta according to instructions. (Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt and pasta and cook until cooked to preference. Drain, rinse and keep aside)
Make the dressing: Blend the black beans, non dairy milk with the rest of the ingredients. Taste and adjust salt, spice and tang. Blend until smooth and keep aside. Use more beans and less non dairy milk for creamier dressing.
In a large bowl, combine the pasta, remaining beans, corn, tomatoes, peppers, onions, half of the cilantro.
Add in the dressing and toss to combine. Taste and adjust salt and tang(lime juice). Garnish with cilantro and a very generous dash of black pepper. Serve at room temperature or Chill and serve.
Variations: Add chopped avocado tossed in lime juice to the salad. Add 2 tsp tomato paste to the dressing. Use your favorite southern chili powder instead of the spices in the dressing.
If the red onion is too sharp, soak the chopped onion in water for 15 minutes, drain then use in salad.Nutritional values based on one serving