Marinated Beans with Cavatappi

Marinated Beans with Cavatappi

Ingredients:  

 

16 ounces Dakota Growers Cavatappi

1 can (15 1/2-ounces) great northern beans

1 can (15 1/2-ounces) kidney beans

1 green bell pepper, cut into 3/4" pieces

2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

 

  Directions Cook cavatappi according to package directions; rinse in cold water and drain. In separate bowl combine great northern beans, kidney beans, green pepper, and fresh chives. In a separate mixing bowl combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt, cayenne pepper, and basil; whisk together until well blended. Toss with beans and pasta until well coated. Refrigerate for one hour. As an option, serve on spinach leaves. Servings 6