Cook pasta as package directs, al dente, drain, and cool. While pasta is cooking, blanch the pea pods in 3 cups boiling water for 1 minute. Remove, rinse quickly under cold water, and drain. Mix pasta, beans, vegetables, and garlic. Add toasted sesame oil and ume plum vinegar to the salad, mix and serve.
Per serving - 409 calories, 9 gram fat (19% calories from fat), 17 gram protein, 68 gram carbohydrate, 13 gram fiber, 0 milligram cholesterol, 506 milligram sodium