Three Bean Macaroni Salad

I’m always on the lookout for a new salad, specially if it has macaroni in it. This three bean macaroni salad is somewhat similar to our popular peas and pasta salad in that it has a nice creamy dressing and a nice crunch thanks to onion and bell pepper. The addition of dill really makes the dressing even better.

Three Bean Macaroni SaladI can see adding cubed pepper jack cheese to this to really take it over the top, so I included it in the recipe (though I didn’t make it with the cheese).

Also try my regular-ole-macaroni salad. Classic flavor in every bite.

Three Bean Macaroni Salad

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 -8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked macaroni pasta
  • 1 can 15 1/2 ounces cut green beans, drained
  • 1 can 15 1/2 ounces kidney beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 can 15 1/2 ounces Great Northern beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 3/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 8 ounces Pepper Jack cheese cubed

Instructions

  • Cook pasta per package instructions. Drain well and let cool.
  • Place all of the beans, the bell pepper and onion in a large bowl and mix.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and Italian dressing.
  • Pour dressing over vegetables and stir to combine.
  • Add in the pasta and the dill and stir until the pasta is well coated.
  • Add cheese and stir gently.
  • Serve cold or at room temperature.

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