This is a simple pasta salad that pairs well with many dishes or is wonderful on its own. Noodles, black beans, and feta cheese come together to create a delicious black bean pasta salad. This is a salad that is sure to please everyone, all three of my kids like it so that says a lot!
Black Bean Pasta Salad
This salad was inspired by a sample that my kids were given at the grocery store. They loved it so I simply had to try to recreate it. They kept asking me to make it so I headed into the kitchen to give it a go. I was pleasantly surprised when they said that they loved it, they are the first ones to point our flaws in any dishes I make!
First, I gathered my ingredients. This black bean pasta salad recipe calls for only a handful of ingredients: noodles, black beans, feta cheese, sun roasted tomatoes in oil, fresh parsley, capers, a lemon and salt and pepper.
Second, throw them all into a bowl together and enjoy.
Third, eat it up!
Main or side dish
This black bean pasta salad is a perfect meal at home or to pack on the go. It also pairs well with many main courses making it a great side dish, we often pair it with grilled kabobs. I also think it would be a great dish to bring to a pot-luck. In fact that this is what I am going to make for our next family get together!
How to Make This Awesome Salad
**You can print this recipe at the bottom of this post.
Here are the step-by-step easy directions on how to make this delicious black bean pasta.
Pour 15 ounces of cooked black beans, drained and rinsed, in a big ‘ol bowl. I often make my beans in my Instant Pot then freeze to use on occasions like this.
Pour on 8 ounces of chopped up, sun-dried tomatoes in oil, undrained.
Dump in some feta cheese, my husband’s fav.
Add some capers.
Then a bit of fresh parsley. Thank you herb garden!
Add you cooked and cooled pasta.
Finally you will add some lemon juice and a shake or two of salt and pepper. Then stir it all up!
This is seriously a super tasty dish on its own or paired with a main course. I really hope that you like it and if you have a recipe that you think I would love please share in the comments!
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- 15 oz cooked black beans, rinsed & drained
- 12 oz rotini pasta
- 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 8 oz jar of sun-dried tomatoes in oil, undrained and chopped
- ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 lemon for juice or 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Cook pasta according to directions and rinse to cool, set aside.
- Combine black beans, tomatoes (undrained), feta cheese, capers, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
- Add cooked pasta.
- Mix well.
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