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 g fat (19% calories from fat), 17 g protein, 68 g carbohydrate, 13 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 506 mg sodium