Pasta Bean Salad

2 cups small seashell pasta
1/3 cup Italian-style salad dressing
salt to taste
1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans
1 (15 ounce) can black beans
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse pasta in cold water.

Place in a large mixing bowl and add dressing and salt; mix well.

Combine pinto beans and black beans in a colander; rinse with cold water and add to pasta. Add corn, tomatoes, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, dried red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste; toss lightly.

Chill salad in refrigerator until ready to serve.


FineDine Stainless Steel Bowls, Nesting Kitchen Mixing Bowl Set [6 pieces]

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