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Creamy Pasta-Bean Salad

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

  • 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 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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