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Creamy Pasta-Bean Salad

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Creamy Pasta-Bean Salad
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 4
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Enjoy this creamy pasta salad made with beans and coated with tasty dressing - perfect for a hearty dinner.
Updated Nov 30, 2010

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

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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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!

Nutrition Information

330 Calories, 15g Total Fat, 14g Protein, 42g Total Carbohydrate, 7g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
15g
20%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
1060mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
15%
Dietary Fiber
9g
24%
Sugars
7g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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