Low-Fat Black Bean-Pasta Salad (Vegan)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This colorful creation has a lot more flavor and a lot less fat than traditional pasta salad. It's easy to throw together, and with lots of vegetables and vegetarian protein it can be served as a light entree or a hearty side dish, perfect for potlucks, picnics or packed lunches. It can easily be made gluten-free by subbing gluten-free pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the pasta, beans, and veggies.
  3. Toss with salsa and lemon pepper. This can be served immediately, but the flavor is better if it is refrigerated for a few hours or overnight.


Most Helpful

I love this! It's easy to make and has great taste. I suppose the taste does largely depend on the type of salsa you use.

rxchapman January 08, 2010

It sounded appetizing but it wasn't. Sorry! The salsa was very, very overpowering in flavor and I didn't even use the entire amount listed. This has a lot of potential but it needs a lot of tweaking.

The Veganista August 23, 2009

This is simply delicious! I would probably cut the carrots back to maybe one or one and a half next time, since they were overwhelming the taste of everything else.. but even still, this was very yummy and I'll be making it again and again!

Zielle July 26, 2009

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