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Black Bean Pasta Salad

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
Cuisine 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 321kcal
Author Alkaline Recipes


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
  • ½ cup chopped leeks
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts for garnish

Avocado Dressing

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup water add gradually to food processor
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice or juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


Black Bean Pasta Salad

  • 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. If you are not cooking with an Instant Pot, cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Spiralize zucchini, or if you don't have a spiralizer, shred with food processor.
  • Slice cherry tomatoes and leeks.
  • Add olives and dried cranberries
  • Mix all ingredients together.  Top with dressing and garnish with pine nuts.

Avocado Dressing

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


Calories: 321kcal