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                      REALLY SIMPLE PASTA & BEAN SALAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads                           Pasta
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Small spiral pasta, or bow
                         Ties, or small shells
    1                    15-oz can white beans,
                         Drained, rinsed, and drained
                         Well again
    2                    Prepared roasted red bell
                         Peppers, diced (see note)
      1/4   c            Low-fat mayonnaise
    3       tb           Sun-dried tomato or basil
                         Pesto
    1 1/2   tb           White wine vinegar or lemon
                         Juice
      1/8   ts           Salt
                         Freshly ground black pepper
                         To taste
                         Optional:
      1/4   c            Minced parsley
 
   1. Bring a pan of water to the boil, add the pasta and cook according to
   package directions.  Drain.
   
   2. Combine the pasta with the beans and bell peppers.
   
   3. Combine the mayonnaise, pesto, vinegar or lemon juice, salt and pepper.
   Stir into the salad.  Stir in the parsley if using and serve.
   
   Note: Roasted red bell peppers can be purchased already prepared; major
   supermarkets often stock them with other condiments.
   
   Data per serving: Calories.....294 Carbohydrates.....37g Monounsaturated
   fat.....7g Protein......10g Sodium..........931mg Polyunsaturated
   fat.....3g Fat..........12g Saturated fat......3g
   Cholesterol...........12mg
   Submitted By CHERYL <FEATHERS@ESKIMO.COM>  On   THU, 10 AUG 1995 034824 GMT
  
 
 
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