Green Bean Pasta Salad

Freshen up your pasta salad with green beans, burst cherry tomatoes, and roasted red peppers.
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green bean pasta salad

Recipe by Alexa Weibel

Start to Finish: 25 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1/3 cup olive oil

  • 1 pt. cherry tomatoes

  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper

  • 12 oz. casarecce or gemelli pasta

  • 1/2 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan

  • 1/2 cup each chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley and basil

  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers from a jar


In skillet, cook first 5 ingredients over medium, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes start to burst, 6 minutes; season. Transfer to large bowl. In pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente; add green beans during last 2 minutes of cooking. Rinse under cold water until cool. Toss with tomato mixture and remaining ingredients.