"This medley of beans won the enthusiastic approval of my husband, who says he'll eat low-fat, low-cholesterol food only if ti tastes really good," relates Bonnie McKinsey from Greenville, South Carolina. "The peas and corn add crunch and color."
"Several years ago, a co-worker gave me the recipe for this fast-to-fix summer salad," recalls Paula Ishii of Ralston, Nebraska. "I usually have all the ingredients on hand, so I frequently take it to potlucks when I'm short on time."
This meatless salad makes a robust side dish, filling lunch or satisfying snack. Try spooning some into low-fat tortillas for a main course. If you're counting fat grams, it's also tasty without the olives.
Beans will bring bravos when you present this pleasant pasta and veggie salad. "I first made it for friends who are very good cooks. When it was gone, they asked where the second bowl was," chuckles Lenore Adams of Dayton, Ohio. "Among my make-ahead favorites, it's a big hit every time I serve it."