Black Bean Sunshine Pasta Salad Recipe

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Black Bean Sunshine Pasta Salad

Mikekey *


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

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30 Min
8 Hr


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


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.

About this Recipe

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