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Creamy Pasta Bean Salad
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Creamy Pasta Bean Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

I love pasta salad, in fact when I was pregnant with my daughter last summer I practically lived on pasta salad! I love coming up with all different variations and flavors. This past weekend at church we had a picnic potluck so I knew I was going to bring a pasta salad to share! Here is what I made. 

Creamy Pasta Bean Salad 


1 lb. pasta of your choice (I used 3-color swirls) 

1 red bell pepper 

1 yellow pell pepper

1/2 of a large english cucumber 

1-2 tbsp capers, chopped 

1/2 cup sundried tomatoes 

1 can black beans, rinsed 

1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed 

1/2 cup Vegenaise Mayonnaise (vegan mayo) 

1/4 cup ground mustard 

salt and pepper to taste 



Cook pasta as directed on package in boiling salted water. Meanwhile, halve and slice english cucumber, red and yellow bell pepper, chop capers and mix together in large bowl. Add black beans and garbanzo beans. Salt and pepper to taste. 

Drain cooked pasta and let cool. Add to vegetables and beans. Add mayo and ground mustard. Salt and pepper to taste. Chill in fridge before serving cold or room temp. 

I loved the beans in this recipe, it makes the recipe more filling and a great source of protein! You can feel free to add vegetables that you have on hand like carrots, corn, kidney beans, onion, green onions etc... 


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  1. Jose Rodriguez
    Looks delicious
    1. Heather G
      Heather G
      Thanks! :)
  2. BuddhasDelight
    this sounds delicious and easy to prepare. yum! thanks for posting. voted. :) please check out my latest post, a spicy hummus and black bean wrap and give a vote if you enjoy it. thank you!
    1. Heather G
      Heather G
      Your recipe sounds delish too! Headed there now! Thanks for voting!
  3. The Driftless Reader
    Looks wonderful, and I look forward to trying this out. And, I love that it takes only 15 minutes to prepare. :)
    1. Heather G
      Heather G
      Yes, it is super easy to make!! The longest part is chopping everything up and boiling the water for the noodles! :)


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