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Pasta Salad with Tofu (Vegan)

Pasta Salad with Tofu
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  • Prep: 2 min
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Pasta Salad with Tofu

This salad has a bit of everything—the wholegrain pasta serves as a slow-release source of energy and contains healthy fats, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals—not to mention a super tasty dressing! Quick and easy, and it can even be made in advance.

Eileen Durward

Ingredients

Pasta Salad with Tofu (Vegan)

  • 30g of wholegrain pasta
  • 3 big handfuls of leafy greens: e.g. spinach, kale, and romaine lettuce
  • 5cm piece cucumber cut into small chunks
  • ¼ small red onion diced
  • ½ a small avocado cut into small chunks
  • 50g firm pre-cooked smoked tofu (preferably fermented)
  • 1 tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds

Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 small clove crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • Herbamare® to taste

Full of Goodness

  • Wholegrain carbohydrates provide a sustainable source of energy
  • Leafy greens have a bitter taste
  • Avocado is rich in healthy fats
  • Leaves and seeds are a rich source of calcium and magnesium
  • Tofu is a rich source of phytonutrients

Bitter foods help support your digestive system, so you should have some with every meal. Healthy fats are good for the cardiovascular system, and a good source of plant-based calcium and magnesium is crucial for bone health, which is especially important for older women. Plant-based phytonutrients such as those found in tofu help to support our hormones too.

How to make Pasta Salad with Tofu (Vegan)

1. While slicing the vegetables, bring a large pot of water to a boil and season with a little Herbamare. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. Meanwhile, toast the pumpkin seeds in a pan over medium heat for around two minutes.

2. Drain the pasta and rinse it with cold water to remove excess starch and keep it from sticking together.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing.

4. Combine all of the ingredient in a large bowl: add all of the vegetables to the leafy greens along with the dressing and toss well before serving.

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Pasta Salad with Tofu

Eileen Durward

Hello lovely ladies, my name is Eileen and I have worked in the Education Department at A.Vogel for over 20 years now, lecturing and advising on many health concerns via the Helpline with a special focus on the menopause and its dreaded symptoms. After my own experience my aim is to help as many menopausal women as I possibly can through my advice, video blogs and recipes.

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