Zesty Southern Pasta and Bean Salad

A zesty pasta salad with pinto beans, black beans, corn and tomatoes.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse pasta in cold water. Place in a large mixing bowl and add dressing...


  • 2 cups small seashell pasta
  • 1/3 cup Italian-style salad dressing
  • salt to taste
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

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