Maggots-Free Pancakes House (absinthe) wrote in vegancooking,
Maggots-Free Pancakes House

usernameabsinthe's high-concept three-bean pasta salad!

It's been awhile since I've posted here, and I'd like to share with you a superbly simple cold salad that I came up with* for a vegan barbecue a few weeks ago. Everyone loved it, and it's perfect food for the summer heat wave. I recommend enjoying it at your own barbecue with any available microbrewed beer/40oz malt liquor/wine box.

You will need:

One (1) twelve-ounce package of that colorful rotini pasta (or bulk-bin equivalent)
One (1) can of great northern beans
Two (2) cans of small pitted black olives
One (1) red bell pepper
Three (3) cans of readymade three-bean salad (two if you want less intense "three-beanyness")

While your pasta is boiling dice the bell pepper and drain the olives and great northern beans. (be sure you don't drain the three-bean salad by mistake-- eeeek!) When the pasta is done, dump it in a colander and rinse in cold water. Be sure it's well-drained before you put it in your (hopefully large) salad bowl. Add the other ingredients. Stir. Enjoy! I like my cold salads to be rather chilly, so I put it in the fridge for a while before serving.

*it's actually an expansion of a salad my mom has been known to make, although hers just consisted of three-bean salad and pasta.
Tags: salads-bean salads, salads-pasta salads
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