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South American Salad with GF Macaroni and Black Beans


This salad is inspired by a South American dish where eating “Black-eyed beans” is a symbol of good luck.

These beans are easily found in supermarkets and Caribbean products Shops.


  • 225g Nnova Rice GF Macaroni
  • 1 can black eyed beans
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 chopped red onion
  • 175g chopped provolone or cheddar cheese
  • 75g pepperoni slices into strips
  • 50g peppers diced and drained
  • 1 can mushrooms
  • Chopped fresh parsley to taste


  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tsp ground oregano
  • ½ dry ground thyme
  • 1/ tsp paprika
  • 50g sugar
  • 100ml white wine vinegar
  • 50ml canola oil or olive oil

Vinaigrette Preparation:

Put all the ingredients into a jar with airtight seal and shake until well mixed.


  • Cook the pasta in boiling salted water for 8-9 minutes and drain/rinse with warm water.
  • In a large bowl mix the black-eyed beans, GF macaroni, peppers, onion, cheese, pepperoni, canned bell pepper, mushrooms, and parsley.
  • Add the vinaigrette over the salad, cover it and put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.

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