Creamy Pasta-Bean Salad

Enjoy this creamy pasta salad made with beans and coated with tasty dressing - perfect for a hearty dinner.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

Salad

1 1/2
cups uncooked rotini
1
can (15 or 15.5 oz.) garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
1 1/2
cups halved cherry tomatoes
1/2
medium green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Dressing

1/2
cup light mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/4
cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese (1 oz.)
1
tablespoon chopped fresh or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
1
tablespoon cider vinegar
1/4
teaspoon salt

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LOCATION

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.
  • 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

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Expert Tips

Serve this salad with quick-to-fix focaccia wedges. Top a focaccia with roasted red pepper strips from a jar and shredded mozzarellla cheese. Broil just until the cheese melts. Cut into wedges and enjoy!

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
1060mg
1060%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
9g
9%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
45%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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