::Vegan Black Bean & Quinoa Pasta with Avocado Dressing::

For me the most difficult part of eating healthy was cutting out pasta. That is until I found this super easy and healthy recipe!

There is an abundance of substitution possibilities. I added black beans for more fiber and to cut down on the amount of pasta I eat per serving. I also used Vegan yogurt instead of Greek yogurt.

The original recipe can be found here: Mind Over Munch.

Ingredients:

  • Quinoa pasta-I used Ancient Harvest
  • 3/4 cup Vegan yogurt- I used Whole Soy Co
  • 1 can black beans-strained and rinsed
  • 1 large avocado-mashed
  • 1 cup celery-chopped
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 tbsp dijion mustard
  • Black pepper

Step 1- cook pasta per instructions, usually 10 minutes in boiling water.

Step 2- strain and rinse black beans.

Step 3- mash avocado in large mixing bowl.

Step 4- add tyogurt and mustard to the avocado and mix well.

Step 5- combine the following ingredients in the mixing bowl:

  • black beans
  • celery
  • blueberries
  • black pepper to taste

Step 6- once fully cooked, strain and rinse the pasta with cool water.

Step 7- add pasta to the avocado mixture.

 

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