Superfood pasta salad

Superfood pasta salad

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(7 ratings)

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


Serves 4

This tasty superfood pasta is packed with crunch and flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal379
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs63g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre12g
  • protein20g
  • salt0.96g


  • 300g wholewheat penne
  • 250g frozen soya beans
    Soya beans

    Soya beans

    soi-yah beenz

    Soya beans and soy beans are exactly the same and the names are used interchangeably according…

  • 250g green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (most mainstream brands are vegan-friendly)
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • small knob fresh root ginger, grated
  • juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 50g alfalfa
  • 2 carrots, grated



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • small bunch coriander, roughly chopped


  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.

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29th Jul, 2014
Can't wait to try this - although suspect I'll struggle to find frozen soya beans. Are they easy to get?
Barbara Ann O'Reilly
31st May, 2017
Yes, Tesco have sold them for a while now, I think Asda too
1st Jun, 2013
Made a pleasant change from the usual sandwiches but wasn't the tastiest salad I've ever had.
3rd Feb, 2011
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.
27th Aug, 2009
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!
8th Jan, 2009
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.
12th Oct, 2008
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.
1st Oct, 2008
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.
14th Sep, 2008
A lot nicer than it sounds!
7th Aug, 2008
Very tasty and the whole family loved it. Will definitely make this again.
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