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Pasta Bean Salad Recipe

Pasta Bean Salad Recipe
 

Heart Healthy Recipe Ingredients: 

  • 1 pack Eden Spirals/Shells or Eden Udon Japanese Pasta
  • 1 bunch Broccoli - cut into flowerettes (optional)*
  • 1 Carrot - cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 medium Red pepper - sliced into thin strips
  • 1 bunch Green onions - sliced
  • 15 oz. Can Eden Navy Beans or any EDEN Canned beans -drained
  • 4 Cloves garlic - peeled & pressed
  • 1/3 cup Eden Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 3 tablespoons Eden Umeboshi Paste
  • 1/8 cup Water (or more)*

Food Preparation Instructions:

  • Cook pasta as package directs, drain and cool.
  • If using udon, break into thirds and cook according to package directions.
  • While noodles are cooking, bring 3 cups of water to a boil.
  • Blanch carrots and broccoli separately in boiling, salted water for 1-3 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse with cool water to set color. 
  • Mix pasta, beans, vegetables, pressed garlic and red pepper.
  • Prepare salad dressing by mixing umeboshi paste, oil, and garlic in a
    blender. 
  • Add water to achieve desired consistency.
  • Mix into salad.
  • Serve Hot or cold.

    *Variations: Omit water and replace Umeboshi Paste with Ume Vinegar (to
      taste). Green pepper can replace broccoli.
         

 Vegan Salad Serves 4 - 5