Black Bean Pasta Salad-Instant Pot

Black Bean Pasta Salad

Black Bean Pasta Salad Instant Pot is delicious and nutritious, packed with flavor and protein.  The pasta is ready in 3 minutes, toss in spiralized zucchini, fresh cherry tomatoes, homegrown leeks, olives and cranberries for a little sweet and savory and top with creamy avocado dressing.  This salad with be a hit whether you serve it warm or cold.  Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free.

Tools used in this recipe:

Instant Pot-6 quart.  Check out my review of my new favorite cooking tool.

 

 

 

 

 

Nutri Bullet “Veggie Bullet” Food Processor, Silver

Vitamix 5300 Blender, Black

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Black Bean Pasta Salad-Instant Pot

Ready in less than 30 minutes, this protein packed pasta salad, topped with avocado dressing is yummy!

Course Main Course
Diet Category American
Keyword avocado, blackbeanpasta, pastasalad, vegetables,
Diet Category Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, diary free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 321 kcal
Author greenschemetv

Ingredients

Black Bean Pasta Salad

  • 12 oz black bean pasta I used Trader Joe's Organic Black Bean Rotini
  • 2 zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped leeks
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts for garnish

Avocado Dressing

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup water add gradually to food processor
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice or juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Instructions

Black Bean Pasta Salad

  1. Add pasta to Instant Pot with 4 cups of water.  Cook on high pressure for 3 minutes.  QR, quick release pressure. DO NOT cook for longer than 3 minutes or fail to release pressure immediately.  (you will have bean soup) Drain pasta and rinse with cold water.

  2. Spiralize zucchini, or if you don't have a spiralizer, shred with food processor.

  3. Slice cherry tomatoes and leeks.


  4. Add olives and dried cranberries

  5. Mix all ingredients together.  Top with dressing and garnish with pine nuts.

Avocado Dressing

  1. Blend all ingredients in high speed blender.  Pour on pasta salad and mix.

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Pasta Salad-Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Black Bean Pasta Salad

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Avocado Dressing

Black Bean Pasta Salad

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