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"A colorful and simple little side dish that has been a big hit at potlucks and picnics. It is easy to prepare, healthy and delicious!"

 

PREP TIME

1 Minute

COOK TIME

10 Min

READY IN

15 Min

SERVINGS: 8

INGREDIENTS

2 cups small seashell pasta

1/3 cup Italian-style salad dressing

salt to taste

1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans

1 (15 ounce) can black beans

1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

3 tomatoes, chopped

1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin

1/2 tablespoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (optional)

salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse pasta in cold water. Place in a large mixing bowl and add dressing and salt; mix well.

Combine pinto beans and black beans in a colander; rinse with cold water and add to pasta. Add corn, tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, dried red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste; toss lightly.

Chill salad in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Source:  All Recipes, Submitted by: ARIA_MC


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