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Six Bean Salad with Gluten Free Pasta

September 12, 2020 S Malik 3 Comments

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Combine the two different salad recipes with this quick and easy vegetarian 6 Bean Salad with Gluten Free Pasta. It’s a great vegan side dish for easy lunches, potlucks and barbecues.

When, I made this recipe, the whole bowl was gone in a matter of minutes. Even my picky kids who do not care for salads had two servings each.

This recipe calls for gluten free shell pasta, canned 6 beans, cucumbers, tomato, onions, olives and corn combined in a light dressing.

Gluten Free Pasta

I used brown rice shell pasta. Gluten free pasta takes a little longer to cook than wheat pasta, but it can turn mushy if cooked too long like regular pasta would. So you have to keep an eye on it to avoid this.

Pasta salad recipes often call for overnight refrigeration, to allow the flavors time to blend. But with gluten free pasta this step can lead to mushy results. Toss the salad with the dressing right before serving.

Corn Free

I have added corn to this recipe as me and my kids love corn. It adds a sweetness to the salad. But if you cannot eat corn for any reason you can simply leave it out.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with any of the chicken, meat or vegetarian recipes on Limitless Allergies. If you decide to try this recipe, be sure to comment how you like it and if you made any changes to it!

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  • 25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy


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Adjust Servings:
Vegetables and Pasta
1 can (540 ml) 6 bean mix
1 cup sweet corn (see substitution)
1 onion, chopped
2 tomato, chopped
3 tablespoons green onion chopped
1/4 (each) bell peppers, chopped (different colors)
1/2 cucumber, chopped
1 cup green olives, sliced
1 cup gluten free shell pasta
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder

Nutritional information

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5 mins
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all the salad ingredients on cutting board
Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Drain the water of the canned beans and place the beans in a bowl in which you will make the salad. Wash, dry and roughly chop the vegetables.
10 mins
microwaved sweet corn in a bowl
Boil the gluten free pasta as per package instructions. Microwave the corn for 2 minutes, then take out stir to mix, put back into the microwave and cook until done. Take out and set aside.
5 mins
  • beans and sweetcorn in a bowl
  • chopped vegetables in a bowl
  • gluten free pasta with vegetables in a bowl
Once done add everything into the bowl in which you have the beans. Now add all the ingredients under spices. Toss to mix together.
5 mins
dressing ingredients mixed in a jar
For the dressing, take a small jar and place all the dressing ingredients in it. Close the lid, and give it a shake to blend. Just before serving, pour the dressing over the salad and mix again.
20 sec
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Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.

Cook Notes

  • Use your favorite combination of beans instead of the six beans.
  • Substitute any vegetables with the ones you like.

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  1. Love this bean salad and the flavors in it. Can't wait to make this in my kitchen. Pinning for now.

  2. What an amazing protein packed salad. This would be great to serve up at a BBQ.

  3. Love this so much! Perfect for potlucks, but I could easily eat it as a meal!