Source: America's Favorite Food Associations

Backyard Wagon Train Bean Salad
Beans and pasta make for a great carbohydrate energy boost!
Serves: 4 to 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes


1 (16 oz.) can dark red kidney beans
1 cup cooked wagon wheel pasta, drained (or small elbow macaroni)
1 cup canned whole kernel corn, drained
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon each ground cumin and chili powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, (optional)

Mix bean, pasta, corn and parsley in a medium bowl. In a smaller bowl, blend oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper. Toss together with bean and pasta mixture. Serve at room temperature.

Use you imagination and experiment with your favorite bean varieties. Any canned bean, white or colored, may be substituted.