Italian Bean & Pasta Salad
1 cup dry small shell pasta, cooked and cooled
1 (15-ounce) can mixed beans
1/2 cup green bell peppers, chopped
1/2 cup red bell peppers, chopped
1/4 cup diced red onion [u]Dressing[/u]:
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1. Place pasta in a large bowl. Add beans, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and onion.
2. Dressing: In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine dressing ingredients (lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper). Shake well to blend.
3. Pour dressing over salad and toss.
4. Cover and chill 1 hour or overnight.