Superfood pasta salad

Superfood pasta salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins Ready in 20 mintes

Skill level



Serves 4

This tasty superfood pasta is packed with crunch and flavour

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  • Vegetarian
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  • 300g wholewheat penne
  • 250g frozen soya beans
  • 250g green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • small knob fresh root ginger, grated
  • juice 1 lime
  • 50g alfalfa
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • small bunch coriander, roughly chopped

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  1. Boil the pasta, adding the soya beans and green beans 3 mins before the end of cooking. Drain, tip into a colander, then cool quickly under running water.
  2. Whisk together the oil, soy sauce, ginger and lime juice in a large bowl, then tip in the pasta, cooked beans, sprouts, carrots and coriander. Toss together, then serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2008

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BGrrrl's picture

Can't wait to try this - although suspect I'll struggle to find frozen soya beans. Are they easy to get?

suzymmorton's picture
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Made a pleasant change from the usual sandwiches but wasn't the tastiest salad I've ever had.

josephina86's picture
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I really love this, it's so quick, cheap and delicious! It looks lovely and colourful with the carrot and beans too. Excellent lunchbox filler.

louisamwilson's picture

I didn't have any soy sauce so used a little sesame oil instead and it was lush! Great to make the night before and bring into work. Really filled me up!

pookalina's picture

I also used cress instead of alfalfa, and normal pasta and i added a little garlic infused olive oil.. a nice healthy salad very tasty and lasted long enough in the fridge for me to have lunch for 3 days.

vetski's picture

I used fresh broad beans instead of soya beans. I needed a good diabetic salad for a BBQ i was having for family and friends (with Some type 2 diabetics included) and this went down well. Not a fabulously memorable salad, but nonetheless tasty.

theadz01's picture

This is really good. I was looking for some good lunch alternatives to the usual sandwiches and salads, and this has come up trumps!

I couldn't get the alfalfa's, so I used Cress instead.

janbomyers's picture
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A lot nicer than it sounds!

kasparks's picture

Very tasty and the whole family loved it. Will definitely make this again.