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Creamy Pasta-Bean Salad

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Creamy Pasta-Bean Salad
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4
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Enjoy this creamy pasta salad made with beans and coated with tasty dressing - perfect for a hearty dinner.
Feb 8, 2011

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) uncooked rotini
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) light mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh or 3/4 tsp (3 mL) dried basil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt

Steps

  • 1
    Cook rotini as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine dressing ingredients; blend well.
  • 3
    Add cooked pasta and all remaining salad ingredients to dressing; stir gently to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Tip: Serve this salad with quick-to-fix focaccia wedges. Top a focaccia with roasted red pepper strips from a jar and shredded mozzarellla

Nutrition Information

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