Creamy Italian Four Bean Pasta Salad

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Using simple ingredients from your pantry; pasta, olives and Paisley Farm Four Bean Salad, added to some fresh cucumbers and onion, mixed with an easy homemade creamy Italian dressing, and you have a quick and delicious picnic pasta salad!

Creamy Italian Four Bean Pasta Salad - An Affair from the Heart

There are lots of times I need to throw together a quick pasta salad.  Maybe a last minute invite to a barbecue, an impromptu lunch with the girls, or church will call me requesting one for one of the food committees that I am on. I try to always keep things in my pantry that allow me to make a salad like that in a snap.  This is one of those kinds of salads.

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Creamy Italian Four Bean Pasta Salad - An Affair from the Heart

Best part, is it’s so easily adaptable.  Don’t like olives?  Omit them, or try something else.  Artichokes are super good in this one, too!

 

Creamy Italian Four Bean Pasta Salad - An Affair from the Heart

This time I used a tri-colored rotini noodle.  Love the extra color it adds, and the rotini noodles are great, because they hold on to that dressing and cheese.  The red onion and cucumbers add that crunch, and the bean salad, it just comes perfect to the salad party — right out of the jar!

 

 

 

Creamy Italian Four Bean Pasta Salad - An Affair from the Heart

We eat Paisley Farm Four Bean Salad as a side dish all the time.  It doesn’t get much easier then opening the jar and pouring it into a bowl.  (or right out of the jar when nobody’s looking … don’t judge) .

Paisley Farm Food’s signature All Natural Four Bean Salad is a sweet blend of kidney, garbanzo, green, and wax beans accented with freshly diced onions and red peppers. The convenient straight from the jar goodness makes this one of their most popular items. Colorful and delicious, their Four Bean Salad can be served and enjoyed from gourmet table settings to summer picnics, and everywhere in between.

But as good as it is out of the jar, adding it as a salad topper, or changing the flavors up just a bit with additions of other vegetables and herbs, is always fun, too!

 

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Creamy Italian Four Bean Pasta Salad - An Affair from the Heart

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Creamy Italian Four Bean Pasta Salad - An Affair from the Heart

Let’s make a pasta salad! M.

Yield: 8-10

Creamy Italian Four Bean Pasta Salad

Close up of Creamy Italian Four Bean Pasta Salad in a white bowl

Tri Colored Rotini pasta noodles, with Paisley Farm Four Bean Salad, red onion, cucumbers and olives, combined with a quick and easy Creamy Italian dressing make for a perfect picnic pasta salad!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (12 ounce) box Tri-Colored Rotini Pasta, cooked al dente
  • 1 heaping cup Paisley Farm Four Bean Salad
  • 1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced thin
  • Grated Parmesan cheese and fresh Italian parsley, for serving, if desired

The dressing:

  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 heaping teaspoons Italian Salad dressing seasoning

Instructions

  • Rinse cooked pasta in cold water. Set aside.
  • Prepare dressing, set aside.
  • Place salad contents in bowl, give it a toss. Add dressing, mix it up. Top with Parmesan cheese and Italian parsley if desired.
  • Chill until ready to serve.
  • Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    8

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 256mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 3g

    Nutrition isn't always accurate.

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    10 Comments

    1. Thank you for the quick response, it was easier for me to get your awesome recipes. Look forward to seeing more posts. Have a great day.

    2. Love that this pasta salad can be whipped up in no time! The addition of the Italian four beans takes this dish up a level from simple side to a main meal! Delicious!

    3. Pantry salads are the best! So easy to mix up without all of the stress of hitting up a grocery store! This one looks so good too…. I happen to have everything to make it! Thats a sign right??

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