Herbed Black Bean Pasta Salad Recipe


| 5/15/2015 10:32:00 AM



A totally tasty twist on classic pasta salad, this herbed penne salad serves well as the main course for any summer meal. Black beans add protein while the veggies supply color and crunch. When I am hosting a sit-down, outdoor party I often feature this enticing salad as the star of my meal.

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Herbed Black Bean Pasta Salad

Makes 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients:

Salad
• 1 pound whole-grain penne, cooked al dente and drained
• 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
• 4 to 5 carrots, chopped
• 1 sweet red pepper, chopped
• 1 sweet orange or yellow pepper, chopped
• 1 small sweet onion, diced
• 1 can marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
• 12 to 14 leaves chopped fresh basil
• 4 to 5 leaves chopped fresh oregano
• 4 leaves chopped fresh sage
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley



Dressing
• 1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise, plus more as needed
• 1/4 cup Dijon mustard, plus more as needed
• 1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar or your preferred dry sweetener
• 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend
• 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
• Freshly ground pepper