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Red Beans and Pasta Salad

No recipe image available.A tasty, Italian-style kidney bean and pasta salad with broccoli florets, thinly sliced red onion and sliced pepperoni tossed in a red wine vinaigrette.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (15-ounce) can light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 cups broccoli florets, cooked and cooled, or 4 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
3 cups rotelle pasta, cooked, drained, and cooled (yields 4 cups cooked)
1/2 cup red onion, very thinly sliced
1 (1 1/2 ounce) package sliced pepperoni

Cooking Directions:

  1. Whisk the olive oil, vinegar, Italian seasoning, salt, and red pepper in a large serving bowl until blended. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss to mix and coat.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy The Michigan Bean Commission.