Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Canellini Pasta Salad

So lately I have been addicted to Pinterest and have made some awesome meals from the pinners on the site.  I have been so inspired I have created some of my own recipes and I would like to share them with you.  This recipe above reminds me of my italian grandmothers recipes, it is very simple and easy to make takes about 15-20 minutes with prep.  

1 cup chopped Red Onion 
1 15.5 oz can of Canellini Beans (rinsed)
1 pkg. of Baby Spinach (only use about 1/4 of the bag) 
1 pkg. (1 lb.) of Gemelli Pasta or similar ( I used Rotini)
1/4 cup of Olive Oil 
1/2 cup of Red Wine Vinegar (or less depending on your taste)
3/4 cup Shredded Parmesan
Salt to taste

Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box, drain and rinse with cold water. 
Using a large bowl combine all ingredients and stir.  

Here is your finished product :0)

Note: You can make this a hot or cold pasta salad it tastes good either way.