Spicy Three-Bean Pasta Salad

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Heather3271

This hearty, spicy salad is as colorful as it is flavorful! It makes a wonderful main dish or side dish. It's well balanced with beans, pasta, and lots of veggies. This salad travels well and is a hit in my kids' lunchboxes. It takes some time to make but is well worth the effort. By far my favorite pasta salad and very yummy!!

Top Review by Kittencalrecipezazz

This as good, I made as stated but next time I will reduce the olive oil, I felt it was too much, I omitted the dried cilantro and used cayenne in place of dried chili flakes, thanks for sharing!...Kitten

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil pasta according to pkg directions; set aside to cool.
  2. While waiting for pasta, combine dressing ingredients and set aside. (Rolling the lime while putting pressure on it with the palm of your hand helps release the juice.).
  3. Once the pasta is cool, place into large mixing bowl.
  4. Place beans in colander, rinse and drain well, and add to mixing bowl.
  5. Place frozen corn into colander and allow to thaw. (I sometimes run cold water over corn to thaw faster.) Drain well and add to mixing bowl.
  6. Add remaining ingredients and dressing to mixing bowl; mix well.
  7. NOTES: Salad tastes great when served immediately but is even better the next day.

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