You are here: Home » Recipes » Simple Bean and Pasta Salad Simple Bean and Pasta Salad Yield 8 servings A delicious pasta salad get a protein boost from canned beans. Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Ingredients 12 ounces cavatappi, penne or ziti pasta1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil1/4 cup fresh lemon juice1/2 cup finely shredded basil3/4 cup shaved or grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper1 cup fresh mozzarella, diced, or perlini balls Instructions Cook pasta until al dente. Drain but do not rinse. Add remaining ingredients. Stir gently.