Black Bean Sunshine Pasta Salad

Total Time
8hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 8 hrs

A nice, colorful picnic or buffet salad. Cook time is chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions for the minimum cooking time.
  2. Place peas and carrots in a colander.
  3. When pasta is done, pour into the colander over peas and carrots. ( the hot water will cook the vegetables slightly.) Drain and place in a large bowl.
  4. Add pineapple , beans, bell pepper, onions, and orange sections. Toss to combine.
  5. Combine reserved pineapple juice and remaining ingredients. Mix well. Taste to adjust vinegar and salt and pepper. Pour over pasta mixture. Mix gently until well combined.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight (8 hours). Mix a few times while chilling.


Most Helpful

I enjoyed this healthy, "no mayo" salad. It is easy to make and has nice flavor. Love all the color in the salad too. Fresh ground pepper and Kosher salt was used to season the salad to taste. Made for Please Review My Recipe

Charlotte J February 29, 2012

Gorgeous salad! I love how colorful this is and how it is full of good for you ingredients. I made as stated, except left out the onion (personal preference, don't care for it), and it had a great flavor. This will go on my regular lunch rotation! Made for PAC Spring 2011.

noway March 14, 2011

I've really never cared for the texture of frozen carrots, so diced up some baby carrots & let them sit in some boiling water (along with the thawed frozen peas) for a minute or two, then proceeded on with the recipe! I did use lemon pepper instead of the usual S&P, but otherwise stuck with what was listed & we had A VERY, VERY NICE TASTING PASTA SALAD! I particularly enjoyed the inclusion of the pineapple & oranges ~ Great touch! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe}

Sydney Mike January 05, 2010

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