Creamy Pasta-Bean Salad

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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