Sweet Potato Pasta Salad

Well here's a nice refreshing side dish for the picnic in the Playground.  

Stuff you'll need:
Medium pot with cover

8oz Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta
1 medium sweet potato/yam, cubed
1/2 med sweet onion, rough chopped
2 cloves garlic, smashed/rough chopped
1 cup vegetable broth
1 tsp rosemary
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground five spice
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup Vegenaise
1/2 cup cooked black beans
salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta as per directions until al dente
Drain, rinse and store in the refrigerator
Line bottom of pot with sweet potato and pour enough broth to cover about half way
Sprinkle cinnamon, five spice, rosemary, salt and pepper
Cook on med high heat for 5-10 mins until broth has reduced about 1/2
Add in onions, garlic mix in with potatoes until broth is gone
Place/spread out on ceramic plate and allow to cool in refrigerator
Combine pasta, potato mixture, Vegenaise, black beans and paprika and mix well.
You can also add in peas, corn, red bell pepper, scallions, cilantro, lime (juice and zest), etc.


Vegan Dog's Life said...

Oh, black beans & yams are one of my favorite combos! I'll have to put this on my list of things to try. Thanks so much for sharing!

Cheryl Allen Salinas said...

Oh this looks so good! It'll be perfect for the neighborhood parties we attend! It's good "vegan ambassador" food! Thanks!

Lindsay said...

Yummy!! :)

Heather said...

That looks great! I just bought some sweet potatoes yesterday and was trying to think of something 'different' to do w/ them....i think i found it!

Jeri@GodsDreamsForMe Ⓥ said...

It's filling and not heavy. It's so good Honey! The light drizzle of shoyu & Ume vinegar on the greens - yum!

Dave @GodsDreamsForMe said...

thanks for the comments everyone! please post back if you try it/tweak it. when we put it together it was inspired by the flavor of the sweet potato fries we had at the bob marley restaurant at universal orlando a few years ago. =0)

Jeri@GodsDreamsForMe Ⓥ said...

Bob Marley @Orlando - Fun times! I have to get those pics out of storage :D