Pasta & Bean Salad

Here’s something a little different from the standard pasta salad, I kicked it up a notch with the addition of a five bean mix. It’s adds a nice touch as well as making the salad a little more wholesome and healthy.

I know pasta salad tends to be more of a summer BBQ dish, but we’ve been having such beautiful weather here lately, cool air and warm sun. I was also going to say that it’s a great autumnal dish, but apparently it’s already Winter. How did that happen?

Pasta & Bean Salad

Pasta & Bean Salad

Pasta & Bean Salad


  • 250 go pasta
  • 2 cans four/five bean mix
  • 1 capsicum (I used a 1/3 each of red, green and yellow)
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup French salad dressing
  • 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)


Cook your pasta as per packet instructions, make sure your pasta is aldente, soggy pasta is no good for a pasta salad. Finely dice your onion and chop your capsicum into tiny cubes. Make your dressing by mixing together the mayonnaise, salad dressing and salt. In a bowl combine your pasta, canned beans, onion and capsicum. Drizzle on the dressing and give it all a good mix.


2 Comments on Pasta & Bean Salad

  1. MyNinjaNaan
    June 17, 2014 at 9:50 am (5 years ago)

    It may be winter for you but we are in throes of summer 😉 This would make a lovely addition to an iftar spread!

    • modestmunchies
      June 17, 2014 at 10:06 pm (5 years ago)

      Nice idea, going to try to include more salads into our Ramadan meals (attempt to keep it healthy).


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