BLACK BEAN & ROASTED CORN PASTA SALAD

Ingredients 

  •  3 ears fresh corn, cut from cob (about 2 1/2 cups kernels or 1 (10-ounce) package frozen corn, thawed)

  • 8 ounces whole wheat fusilli pasta, cooked, drained and cooled

  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added black beans (about 1 1/2 cups), rinsed and drained

  • 1 tomato, diced

  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons sliced green onion

  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • Dash of black pepper 

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.


Spread corn kernels in a single layer and roast 18 to 20 minutes or until starting to turn golden.
(Alternately, grill corn on the cob, allow to cool and remove kernels.)


In a large mixing bowl, combine roasted corn with pasta, beans, tomato, cilantro, green onion, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, tamari and lemon zest.


Toss well and serve.