Photo: Erik Putz
Black beans give this tasty pasta salad an extra boost of protein and fibre.
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp red onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp garlic, finely chopped
227 g medium shell pasta
1 cup cooked black beans
1 cup English cucumber, (about half) seeded and chopped
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 yellow pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup Italian parsley, coarsely chopped
Cook pasta until al dente according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer to a bowl. Add black beans, cucumber, tomatoes and yellow pepper. Drizzle with onion mixture and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Add feta and parsley, and toss until incorporated.
Protein 17g, Carbohydrates 61g, Fat 17g, Fibre 7g, Sodium 845mg.
Originally published in the Today’s Parent September/October 2018 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.