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Pasta Bean Salad

Pasta Bean Salad

Serves 5 | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

2 cups Eden Vegetable Shells
or Eden Small Vegetable Shells

2 cups broccoli, florets

1 cup carrots, julienned

1 medium red bell pepper, diced

1 cup green onion, sliced thin

15 ounces Eden Navy Beans, drained
or cooked Eden Dry Navy Beans

Dressing

4 cloves garlic, pressed

1/4 cup Eden Toasted Sesame Oil

2 tsp Eden Umeboshi Paste, or to taste

1/4 cup water

Directions

Cook pasta as package directs, rinse, and drain. While cooking pasta, bring 3 cups water to boil. Separately, blanch carrots and broccoli, for 1 to 2 minutes each. Vegetables should be lightly cooked, crisp, and bright. Drain and rinse quickly under cold water to set the color. Mix pasta, beans, and vegetables. Prepare salad dressing by mixing ingredients in a blender. Add water to achieve desired consistency. Mix into salad. Serve cold or hot.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 363 calories, 13g fat (30% calories from fat), 13g protein, 53g carbohydrate, 10g fiber, 0mg cholesterol, 270mg sodium