For an extra bonus, sprinkle reduced-fat cheddar cheese on top of the salad just before serving. This is a great meatless meal! For variety, substitute other types of canned beans, such as kidney or great northern beans.
16 ounces whole wheat twist pasta
1 can pinto beans
1 can black beans
2 cans whole kernel corn
1 small can sliced black olives
1 jar (16 ounces) chunky Picante sauce
1 package taco seasoning
1 cup fat-free Italian dressing
Prepare pasta as directed on the package. While pasta is boiling, drain and rinse the beans, corn, and olives in a large strainer. Drain pasta in a large bowl (do not rinse pasta). Combine beans, corn, olives, and Picante sauce with the drained pasta. Add taco seasoning and dressing. Mix well. If possible, chill at least 2 hours prior to serving.
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