Black Bean Cilantro Pasta Salad

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When the weather is beautiful and friends are gathered together, who wants to be stuck alone in a hot kitchen? Not me!

Quick and easy side dishes are my favorite in the summer. When I’m entertaining friends, or running out the door to a potluck summer gathering I need something delicious, easy, and fast. Bonus points if I don’t have to heat up the kitchen with the oven.

Last week I created this easy Black Bean Cilantro Pasta Salad. Not only was it delicious, but I whipped it together in less than 15 minutes without turning on my oven at all! This easy recipe will definitely be my go-to potluck dish all summer long.

When you need a quick dish for a summer gathering, this Black Bean Cilantro Pasta Salad is ready in a hurry thanks to the innovation of Barilla Ready Pasta. No more waiting for water to boil with Ready Pasta. Sixty seconds and a microwave are all you need for al dente pasta!

Black Bean Cilantro Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • Barilla Ready Pasta
  • avocado
  • black beans
  • chick peas
  • corn
  • red pepper
  • cherry or grape tomatoes
  • lime
  • cilantro

Directions:

Cook one bag of Barilla Ready Pasta in the microwave, following the directions on the back of the bag. Pour the cooked pasta into a bowl.

Add 1 cup of rinsed and drained black beans, and 1/2 cup rinsed and drained chick peas.

Add 1/2 cup each drained corn kernels and diced red pepper.

Cube one ripe avocado, then squeeze the juice from 1/2 a lime on top of the avocado. Toss to coat.

Add the avocado and 1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes to the top of the pasta salad.

Add 1/4 cup chopped cilantro and stir.

Yum! Potluck ready in just a few minutes with this delicious Black Bean Cilantro Pasta Salad.

When preparing for a summer gathering, head to Walmart for all your entertaining needs. You’ll find Barilla Ready Pasta in the dry pasta aisle.  Ready Pasta is the perfect choice for quick and easy meals without sacrificing taste and quality. 

Find even more great meal ideas using Ready Pasta right here.

Black Bean Cilantro Pasta Salad

Black Bean Cilantro Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 pouch Barilla Ready Pasta
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup chick peas
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup red pepper
  • 1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup cilantro

Instructions

  1. Cook one bag of Barilla Ready Pasta in the microwave, following the directions on the back of the bag. Pour the cooked pasta into a bowl.
  2. Add 1 cup of rinsed and drained black beans, and 1/2 cup rinsed and drained chick peas.
  3. Add 1/2 cup each drained corn kernels and diced red pepper.
  4. Cube one ripe avocado, then squeeze the juice from 1/2 a lime on top of the avocado. Toss to coat.
  5. Add the avocado and 1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes to the top of the pasta salad.
  6. Add 1/4 cup chopped cilantro and stir.
  7. Serve.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 826Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 1323mgCarbohydrates: 113gSugar: 24gProtein: 25g

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