Sesame-Soy Edamame & Pasta Salad with Dreamfields Pasta

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Sesame-Soy Edamame & Pasta Salad with Dreamfields Pasta Sesame-Soy Edamame & Pasta Salad

From the kitchen of Dreamfields Pasta

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

1 box Dreamfields Rotini
3 cups frozen shelled edamame
1 cup radishes, diced
1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro, stems removed, chopped
3 green onions, thinly sliced

Dressing:
3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
2 tablespoons pickled ginger, chopped
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced

Directions:

  1. Prepare Dreamfields pasta according to package directions. With 3 minutes left to cook pasta, add edamame. Drain; rinse with cold water and drain again.
  2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients; set aside.
  3. In large bowl, toss pasta and edamame with radishes, cilantro and green onions. Add dressing; toss to coat.
  4. Serve at room temperature or cover and refrigerate to chill.

Makes 10 side dish servings.

Nutrition information (1/10 of recipe): 240 calories; 11 g protein; 36 g carbohydrates; 7 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 183 mg sodium; 6 g total dietary fiber.

Expert Advice on Eating Out on a Low Carb Lifestyle

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 by Chris Timman
Roberta Duyff, MS, RD, FADA, CFCS (MO)Here is some expert advice from Roberta Duyff, MS,RD, FADA, CFCS. Roberta is a well respected person in nutrition and a member of the Dreamfields Pasta Advisory Board.


Question: How can I make good choices for eating out that won't raise my blood glucose?

Answer: When you eat out, you need to be as diligent about your food choices and eating schedule as you do when you eat at home -- and you need to fit your choices into your overall eating plan for diabetes management. Start by choosing a restaurant that offers the types of foods that match your plan. Be menu savvy when you order -- even decide ahead what you'll order so you aren't tempted. Try this: For appetizers, look for "free" foods, such as raw vegetables or clear broth, or choose fruit, crackers, or soup to fit into your eating plan. For the main course, look for meat, fish, and poultry that's broiled, toasted, baked, or grilled; skip the sauce or gravy, or order it on the side so you control how much you eat. Choose side vegetables that are grilled, steamed, stewed, or raw; skip sauces. For starchy sides, try plain rice or pasta, or a baked or boiled potato, not fries; ask for spreads (butters or margarine) or sour cream on the side, again so you control how much. For bread, again ask for plain bread, rolls, or crackers. For salads, order vegetable or fresh fruit salad with dressing on the side, or dress the salad with only vinegar or lemon juice. And for dessert? Fresh fruit is a good choice, or you might have a small portion of frozen yogurt, plain angel food cake, plain ice cream, or sherbet. For all menu items, be portion smart, so you eat the right amount; know how to estimate portion sizes. No matter what your choices, fit them into your overall meal planning approach for diabetes management.