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Pasta & Bean Salad

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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

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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.


By on June 10th, 2014

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