Monday, June 13, 2011

Simple Pasta Salad Recipe

I haven't posted a recipe in a long time, and recently I've been having a hard time coming up with stuff to eat that doesn't take a lot of preparation or money. Alyssa's been out of town, so cooking for just myself can get tedious sometimes. This week, I tried to put together something out of what I had in the cabinets and fridge. I came up with this simple pasta salad that has a summery kick, and would be a great side-dish for a picnic.

[Note: this is an experiment that just happened to turn out well. Feel free to alter ingredients or amounts as needed.]

Sorry for the lousy picture. I took it with
my phone.

For this tasty and easy pasta salad recipe, you'll need:

- 1 box of whole wheat rotini pasta
- 1 large can of black beans
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tbsp. oregano
- 1 tbsp. garlic salt

While the pasta is boiling, drain and rinse the black beans and put them in a small bowl. In the same bowl, add the oil, lime juice, and spices. When the pasta is ready, drain, rinse, and cool it (refrigerate, if needed). Place the rotini in a large bowl, then add the contents of the bean bowl. Toss and serve.


1 comment:

  1. Ha! Glad I'm not the only one who plays the "what is in the cabinet?" game. Sounds good. I've never considered adding beans to pasta salad.