Bean Salad with Pasta

I felt like making a simple and tasty salad and decide to buy a variety of different beans…with some small pasta.You can make the dish however you like (different beans…different pasta). You can choose to use dried beans or canned…obviously using canned beans is much easier and less time consuming :D.

Bean Salad with Pasta

Bean Salad with Pasta

Ingredients:
1 can green beans
1 can kidney beans
1 can navy beans –or other white beans
1 can black beans
1 can Garbanzo beans (or less)
Lemon juice –desired amount
1 teaspoon pesto (optional)
olive oil — desired amount
salt and pepper
parsley — dry or fresh
1-2 cups pasta

Directions:
Drain the cans of beans and rinse the beans in a strainer. Boil some water to prepare the pasta and then once the pasta is cooked drain in a strainer. Mix all the beans and the pasta together in a large bowl. Set aside and prepare the sauce to add to it.

For the sauce:
in a bowl mix together olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, salt, pepper, and pesto. The amount of olive oil and lemon juice will vary depending on you. Also, if you like you can use vinegar instead of lemon juice. Mix the ingredients together.

Pour the sauce over the beans and pasta and mix all the ingredients together. Leave in the same bowl, or transfer contents to another container and refrigerate before serving.

This can be a side dish, healthy snack, or meal.

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