spicy bean and pasta salad

spicy bean and pasta salad

from pretendingsanity - I love salads like this. It's so refreshing when you find a combination of the unexpected. I think that beans and pasta are just that. I use Colorado Buffalo Salt, Smoked Jalapeno for the chipolte, and cut back on the salt.

2 Tbs. cumin seeds
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup rice wine vinegar
1 Tbs. sugar
1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
Chipolte pepper flakes to taste (red pepper flakes if you don't have the chipolte)
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste

1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1 bell pepper. finely chopped
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can sweet corn, rinsed and drained
4-6 oz pasta cooked and cooled (spiral are a good choice)

In serving bowl. combine dressing ingredients. Add salad ingredients and toss to combine. Serve chilled.



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