Black Bean Sunshine Pasta Salad Recipe

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Black Bean Sunshine Pasta Salad

Mikekey K

By
@Mikekey

A nice, colorful picnic or buffet salad. Cook time is refrigeration time.


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Serves:

12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

8 Hr

Method:

Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

8 oz
dry spiral pasta (tri-color)
1 pkg
(10 oz) frozen peas and carrots
1 can(s)
(15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 c
diced red bell pepper
1/2 c
chopped green onion
2 large
oranges, peeled and sectioned (cut each section into 3 pieces)
1/2 c
orange juice
2 Tbsp
wine vinegar
2 tsp
honey
2 tsp
dried basil
1 tsp
grated orange zest
1/2 tsp
garlic powder (not salt)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook pasta according to package directions for the minimum cooking time.
2
Place peas and carrots in a colander.
3
When pasta is done, pour into the colander over peas and carrots. ( the hot water will cook the vegetables slightly.) Drain and place in a large bowl.
4
Add pineapple , beans, bell pepper, onions, and orange sections. Toss to combine.
5
Combine reserved pineapple juice and remaining ingredients. Mix well. Taste to adjust vinegar and salt and pepper. Pour over pasta mixture. Mix gently until well combined.
6
Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight (8 hours). Give it a stir a few times while chilling.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #picnic