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Simple Bean and Pasta Salad

Simple Bean and Pasta Salad

YIELD 8 servings


12 ounces cavatappi, penne or ziti pasta
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup finely shredded basil
3/4 cup shaved or grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 cup fresh mozzarella, diced, or perlini balls


1. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain but do not rinse. Add remaining ingredients. Stir gently.

Photography by Teresa Blackburn. This recipe originally appeared as Simple Bean and Pasta Salad on

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1:53AM PDT on Jun 21, 2014

Thank you

8:29AM PDT on Jun 20, 2014


5:50AM PDT on Jun 18, 2014

Chick peas might be nice...almost beans

5:49AM PDT on Jun 18, 2014

Might have to leave the beans oht

5:48AM PDT on Jun 18, 2014

Noted thanks

8:38AM PDT on Jun 15, 2014

Simple+filling! Thanks

9:59PM PDT on Jun 14, 2014


7:14PM PDT on Jun 13, 2014

My best meals are eaten vicariously through this site since then I don't have to worry about tummy woes :O) TYFS...looks yum ;O)

2:20AM PDT on Jun 13, 2014

thank you

2:01AM PDT on Jun 13, 2014


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