Black Bean Sunshine Pasta Salad

Black Bean Sunshine Pasta Salad Recipe

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


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30 Min
8 Hr


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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
2 tsp
dried basil
1 tsp
grated orange zest
1/2 tsp
garlic powder (not salt)
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Black Bean Sunshine Pasta Salad


  • 1Cook pasta according to package directions for the minimum cooking time.
  • 2Place peas and carrots in a colander.
  • 3When 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.
  • 4Add pineapple , beans, bell pepper, onions, and orange sections. Toss to combine.
  • 5Combine 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.
  • 6Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight (8 hours). Give it a stir a few times while chilling.

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About Black Bean Sunshine Pasta Salad

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

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